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Chinese (Mandarin)
Language Minor


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With China’s increased prominence on the world stage, learning Mandarin can help one professionally in a variety of fields.

Benedictine University’s minor in Chinese includes beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses in Mandarin, the most spoken language in the world and the fastest growing language taught in schools.

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Students Minoring in Chinese have the opportunities to:

Learn the four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in small, student-centered classrooms.
Participate in unique faculty-led short-term study abroad experiences.

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Minor Requirements - Lisle

Supplemental Coursework

Classes in Chinese history, religion, literature, film, and culture, which form part of the growing Chinese Studies curriculum, supplement this language coursework.

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Study Abroad

Faculty-led short-term study abroad experiences are often linked to semester courses. Additional opportunities for study abroad in China are also available through full scholarships, student exchanges, and internships.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in all four skills of the target language at the intermediate level as defined by ACTFL
  • Global Awareness and Cultural Competence
  • Recognize key aspects of target culture
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the target civilization
  • Critical and Creative Thinking Skills
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