Introductory Chinese – Online Microcredential

Learn how to speak, read and write in Chinese

Earning a microcredential in introductory Chinese online from Oregon State University will help you to learn basic conversational Chinese and build a strong foundation that will enable you to communicate with a global network.

More than one billion people speak Mandarin Chinese, and as a student in this microcredential, you’ll learn the essentials of colloquial Mandarin with an emphasis on conversation, reading and writing.

This 12-credit, online offering is designed for students with no prior education in the Chinese language.

Coursework

Required courses (12 credits)

Skills

The in-demand skills you’ll develop in this microcredential will give you what you need to stand out and level up your career.

  • Basic written Chinese
  • Basic spoken Chinese
  • Basic Chinese comprehension

How to apply

When applying to this microcredential, you should apply as a nondegree (visiting) student. Check out the resources available to you as a nondegree student while pursuing this microcredential online.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
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