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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.

Japanese I

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

2019 Summer
1 section

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.

2019 Summer
1 section

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.

1 section

Japanese II

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

2019 Summer
1 section

Mandarin I

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

1 section

Japanese: Speaking with Confidence and Fluency I

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.

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.