Credits required
N/A Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long.
Cost per credit
$297 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

Chinese - Online Courses

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.

Courses offered

Below is an example of the courses and term offered during the year. Refer to the OSU Ecampus Schedule of Classes for current schedule information.

First-year Chinese Language courses (4 credits each)

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
CHN 111   ✓    
CHN 112     ✓  
CHN 113       ✓ 

Note: The Ecampus schedule of classes includes available courses for the current term and up to three future terms. Class offerings are continually updated and may be added, removed, or rescheduled without notice. Check back 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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