Why learn Chinese?
The Chinese language has relatively straightforward grammar. Unlike other languages, Chinese has no subject/verb agreements, no plurals or tenses and uses a simple numbering system. Adding Chinese to your language set enhances your resume and provides the necessary skills to develop relationships on a local, national and international scale.
First-year Chinese Language Courses (4 credits each)
Note: Future term data are continually updated. Class offerings may be added, removed, or rescheduled without notice. Check the Ecampus Schedule of Classes frequently for current information.
Students who complete first year of Chinese will be able to:
Use approximately 123 Chinese words to effectively and appropriately communicate ideas in speaking, listening, reading and writing contexts in Chinese characters. Respond meaningfully to others by articulating clearly and with appropriate accent and tones. Apply the knowledge to communicate with other native-born Chinese speakers.
Learn from a well-respected university
Chinese courses are developed and taught by Oregon State faculty within the Department of World Languages and Cultures and all course material is delivered through multimedia instruction coupled with realistic learning objectives. Students will interact with their classmates through online discussion boards and interactive content to gain competency communicating in Chinese. Online students receive the same curriculum and transcripts as our on-campus students.
Transfer your credits
All students enrolled in Oregon State Ecampus classes pay in-state tuition, making online classes affordable and flexible. It is important to note that Oregon State University runs on a quarter system. If you are transferring credits be sure to confirm the transfer policy of your home institution. Learn more about transferring credits.
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