USC Chinese Language Program
Today, Mandarin Chinese is an increasingly important global language, useful across a variety of careers that span business, education, and the professions. Taught by EALC’s Chinese language faculty, students can choose from a variety of course options depending upon their needs and interests. You can take Chinese language courses to fulfill the University's foreign language requirement, as part of your major or minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures, or simply for your personal enjoyment. In addition to developing functional skills in the Chinese language, you also gain valuable cultural knowledge of the different Chinese language communities through the use of authentic language materials, interactive activities, and innovative technology.
The Chinese Language Program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures offers a basic language sequence that covers beginning (first year) to advanced (fourth year) Chinese language, including Chinese I, II, III, IV, and Advanced Modern Chinese I and II. In addition to the basic sequence from beginning to advanced Chinese, the language program also offers courses in Business Chinese, Conversational Chinese, and Chinese Language through Film and Television. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of EALC’s summer study abroad programs in Beijing and Taipei to gain first-hand experience in Chinese language and culture.
3501 Trousdale Parkway, Taper Hall 356
Los Angeles, California 90089-0357
Tel: (213) 740 - 3707
Chinese Program Coordinator
For Additional Information:
Please join the U.S.-China Institute and PEN America for the West Coast launch of the PEN America report on social media in China, Forbidden Feeds. We will discuss the report and Chinese social media more generally.