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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.

This Fall, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Beyond Conversational Japanese

Improve your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in Japanese while deepening your knowledge of the Japanese culture.

2020 Fall
1 section

Mandarin I

Through weekly Zoom classes and daily individual online practice, take the first bold steps toward Mandarin language proficiency.

2020 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

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.

2020 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Mandarin III

This course builds on Mandarin II, or its equivalent. Through dynamic, weekly, online synchronous Zoom classes supplemented by interactive and...

2020 Fall
1 section

Japanese I

Acquire basic communication skills in Japanese, such as introducing yourself, asking for directions, and talking about daily activities.

2020 Summer
1 section

Japanese II

Deepen your understanding of the Japanese culture while expanding your knowledge of the language.

0 sections

Intermediate Mandarin: Contemporary Reading and Speaking

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

Japanese: Language and Culture

If you have completed at least Level II, or the equivalent, of Japanese language study, then this course will help you to build upon that knowledge.