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East Asian Languages

  • Beginning to Advanced Levels
  • Grounded in Cultural Contexts
  • Provides an Immersive Learning Experience

As business with China and Japan increase, Mandarin and Japanese become essential languages for those who need to interact in a clear and culturally attuned way. These courses allow you to establish, enhance, or perfect your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. You will expand your understanding of dialect, grammar, intonations, and word usage while improving idiomatic and grammatical conversational abilities.

Intermediate Conversational Mandarin

If you have a good understanding of Mandarin, then take this course to improve your speaking ability beyond basic daily conversation.

2018 Summer
1 section

A 21st-Century Approach to Language Learning: Online Mandarin I

Take your first steps toward Mandarin language proficiency through these engaging, interactive, asynchronous online lessons.

2018 Summer
1 section

Advanced Mandarin: Current Issues, Reading, and Speaking

Expand your vocabulary, improve your reading comprehension, and maintain your conversation skills in Mandarin through presentation and discussion.

1 section

Conversational Japanese

If you have had some prior exposure to the Japanese language, then this high-beginner-level course will help you to build upon that knowledge.

2018 Summer
1 section

Japanese I

Acquire basic communication skills in Japanese, such as introducing yourself, exchanging business cards, and asking for directions.

2018 Summer
1 section

Japanese II

Learn about the te-form of Japanese verbs and expand the range of your conversational skills in Japanese.

Japanese III

Build upon previous Japanese study and learn to form complex sentences, to report on recent events, and to express opinions.

Mandarin I

If you have never studied Mandarin, then begin learning the language in this introductory course.

Mandarin II

This course builds on Mandarin I, or its equivalent, with emphasis on listening and speaking, and the gradual addition of reading and writing.

Mandarin III

This Mandarin language course continues to emphasize listening, speaking, reading, and writing, adding more work-related reading materials.