Whether or not you have learned Chinese, you probably already use many words from Mandarin or other Chinese dialects in your daily life. You might buy bok choy in a local supermarket, order dim sum or lo mien at a restaurant, or discuss feng shui and the concept of yin yang with your friends. Join us and learn more. Let us bring you to China, one of the most visited countries in the world.
Mandarin Chinese is the world’s most widely spoken language with speakers in China, Taiwan, Singapore, and in overseas communities across the globe. Over 1 billion people speak Mandarin Chinese as their first language. With nearly 3.5 million speakers in the U.S., Chinese is the third most spoken language in this country after English and Spanish. China is one of the world’s oldest continuous cultures with an immensely rich heritage of literature, art, food, film, and technology. China is also home to more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country in the world.
Why Study Chinese?
With the rapid growth of China’s economy and influence on the world stage, knowing Chinese will give you an advantage in business, government, law, health sciences, engineering, education, and more. Many of the world’s movers and shakers, including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, have learned Chinese to a high proficiency level.
Join us in the Chinese program at Northeastern where you will develop your language proficiency, intercultural awareness, and critical thinking skills to enable you to communicate with the vast Chinese-speaking population, understand the complexity and diversity of contemporary China, and prepare you as a global citizen in today’s interconnected world.
If you have had prior training in Chinese before entering Northeastern University, please contact the Program Coordinator, Prof. Hua Dong at email@example.com for a placement test.
CHNS 3101 – Advanced 1 CHNS 3102 – Advanced 2 CHNS 3800 – Special Topics: Economics in Chinese (usually offered in the fall) CHNS 3800 – Special Topics: Chinese Pop Culture CHNS 4101 – Advanced Proficiency 1 CHNS 4102 – Advanced Proficiency 2 CHNS 4800 – Special Topics: Health and Food in Chinese (usually offered in the spring) CHNS 4800 – Special Topics: Contemporary Taiwan Society CHNS 4800 – Special Topics: The Natural Reality: A Dialogue among Science, Psychology & Buddhism
Culture courses: CLTR 1506 Introduction to Chinese Pop Culture ASNS 3422 Topics in Chinese Studies: Cinema, Arts, and Society