Chinese

Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world

Chinese Language

As a Harper student you'll have access to:

  • Day, evening and online courses
  • Free, individual and group tutoring 
  • Library with extensive Chinese texts and books
  • Study abroad options

What level course should I take?

If you have no prior knowledge of spoken or written Chinese enroll in CHN 101 Elementary Chinese 1. You'll develop the basic knowledge of Mandarin Chinese and the Chinese culture in this 4-credit hour, one semester class.

If you plan to study upper-level Chinese you will need the approval of the instructor of the course you plan to take or the World Languages Department Chair, Kimberly Jaeger, kjaeger@harpercollege.edu.

Reasons to learn Chinese

China is the second largest economy in the world that has strong economic ties with world powerhouses such as the U.S., EU and etc. It is said in 2014 that China’s 10 biggest trading partners are: the U.S. at $521 billion, Hong Kong at $401 billion then in following order, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Australia, Malaysia, Brazil and Russia.

It’s estimated one out of every six people on earth speak Chinese; from China, Taiwan and Singapore to South East Asia, North America and Europe.