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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.

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.

2017 Summer
1 section

Culture and Language Bootcamp for Work and Study Abroad: Mandarin

Immerse yourself in Mandarin and learn the skills to succeed in Mandarin-speaking academic or work settings in just three weeks.

2017 Summer
1 section

Intermediate Conversational Mandarin

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

2017 Summer
1 section

Japanese I

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

2017 Summer
1 section

Japanese II

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

2017 Summer
1 section

Mandarin I

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

2017 Summer
1 section

Mandarin II

Continue to explore pronunciation, expand your vocabulary and structure, and engage in simple conversations in Mandarin.

2017 Summer
1 section

Chinese History Through Stories

Improve your Mandarin language skills, and the cultural and linguistic tools to discuss Chinese history in Mandarin in a nuanced and civilized way.

Conversational Japanese

Improve your pronunciation and grammar use, increase your vocabulary, and develop more fluid conversational skills in Japanese.

Japanese Beginner Immersive Conversation and Culture

Gain a solid foundation in Japanese by embarking on this immersive conversation and culture-based course.

Mandarin III

Continue to expand your vocabulary, structure, and range of conversation in Mandarin.

Mandarin IV

Continue to expand your vocabulary, use of structure, and topics of conversation in Mandarin, as well as mastery of Chinese writing.

Mandarin Intermediate Immersive Conversation and Culture

Use your Mandarin language knowledge as a springboard for fast, effective development of intermediate-level fluency.

Mandarin: Accelerated I and II

This fast-paced Mandarin course condenses the material covered in two levels into the time it normally takes to complete one.