Chinese (Mandarin) Language minor

College of Liberal Arts
Chinese (Mandarin) Language Minor

Study Chinese at BenU and Open Up a World of Possibilities

Chinese is one of the most in-demand languages in the world today, and for good reason. China is a rising superpower with a growing global influence, and the ability to speak Chinese is becoming increasingly valuable in the job market.

Learning Chinese is more than just about getting a good job. It’s also about gaining a deeper understanding of one of the world’s oldest and most fascinating cultures. By studying Chinese at BenU, you’ll learn about Chinese history, art, literature, and current political issues. You’ll also develop your cultural competence and learn how to communicate effectively in Chinese in both formal and informal contexts.

Studying Chinese can be a rewarding and enriching experience. It’s a challenging language to learn, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. As you master the language, you’ll open up a whole new world of possibilities, both personally and professionally.

If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding academic experience that will prepare you for a successful career in the global economy, then studying Chinese at BenU is the perfect choice for you.

Study Chinese at BenU: Your Gateway to a World of Opportunities

Studying Chinese language at BenU will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in all four areas of language proficiency: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You will learn to communicate effectively in Chinese in both formal and informal contexts. You will also gain a deep understanding of Chinese culture, including its history, geography, art, literature, and current political issues.

If you are interested in learning Chinese, then BenU is the perfect place for you. We offer a variety of Chinese language courses, from beginner to advanced, taught by experienced and qualified faculty. We also offer a number of opportunities for students to practice their Chinese language skills outside of the classroom, such as Chinese language clubs and cultural events.

Here are some of the specific benefits of studying Chinese language at BenU:

  • You will develop proficiency in all four skills of the Chinese language at the intermediate level, as defined by ACTFL (low, mid, high).
  • You will recognize key aspects of Chinese culture, including its geography, history, art, literature, diversity (e.g. linguistic, ethnic, religious), and current political issues and their international ramifications.
  • You will display cultural competence in both formal and informal contexts in Chinese culture.

At Benedictine University, we offer a variety of study abroad programs in China, including faculty-led short-term experiences, full scholarships, student exchanges, and internships. Whether you’re interested in studying Chinese language, Chinese culture, or business in China, we have a program that’s right for you.

Learning Chinese is a smart investment for your future

With China’s growing economic and cultural influence, proficiency in Chinese is becoming increasingly valuable in the global job market.

Chinese speakers are in high demand in a variety of fields, including business, tourism, government, education, and translation. China is also a popular destination for English teachers, and bilingual teachers are in especially high demand.

If you’re looking for a rewarding and challenging academic experience that will give you a competitive edge in the job market, then learning Chinese is the perfect choice for you.

Here is an example of some courses you may take in the Chinese (Mandarin) Language minor program:

  • Elementary Mandarin
  • Intermediate Mandarin
  • Advanced Intermediate Mandarin
  • Directed Studies in Chinese
  • Mandarin through Study Abroad

Chinese (Mandarin) Courses (CHIN)

Lisle undergraduate course descriptions

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Chinese (Mandarin) Language, Minor – Lisle

Faculty-led Experiences

Student Exchanges


Chinese (Mandarin) Language, Minor – Lisle


Nathan Dossantos

Nathan Dossantos

Class of Fall 2023

“I love how Benedictine is both small and growing at the same time. Meeting my teachers has been great. They really empower students to have a voice on campus. BenU isn’t just a community you are part of–you ARE the community and you have an active role in shaping the culture.”

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