Founded in 1936, UChicago Chinese language program now offers training in modern Chinese language for non-heritage students as well as for Chinese heritage students. The curriculum in non-heritage Chinese track includes courses from first year to fifth year Chinese, plus content-based courses. The curriculum for Chinese heritage learners includes courses from first to third year Chinese. In addition to courses during the regular academic year, we also provide intensive summer programs at the University’s Beijing Center and on our Hyde Park campus.
The curriculum and instruction of Chinese program aligns with American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines and principles. The courses offered in our program not only aim to develop learners’ language proficiency, but also seek to expand their understanding of Chinese society and culture.
Tests and Assessments
Placement Test: Please contact language center to schedule the placement test. Contact Wang (for heritage students) and Xiang Shan (for non-heritage students) if consultation is needed after you get placement result.
Academic Reading Comprehension Assessment (ARCA)
College Language Competency Assessment (CLCA)
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
Jun Yang (coordinator) Weiboldt 301D 773-834-1713 firstname.lastname@example.org
Youqin Wang Classics 416 773-702-0778 email@example.com
Meng Li Gates Blake 231 773-702-2393 firstname.lastname@example.org
Xiaorong Wang Gates Blake 230 773-834-2107 email@example.com