Chinese Language Program

The Bi-College Chinese Program offers five years of instruction in Mandarin Chinese.

First-year Chinese (CNSE001-002) and Second-year Chinese (CNSE003-004) both have master and drill sections. First-year Chinese (CNSE001-002) is a year-long course. Both semesters must be completed in order to receive credit. Advanced Chinese, offered each semester with a different topic, can be taken as Fourth- or Fifth-year Chinese, with one credit per semester, and repeated as long as the topics differ. For students with a background in Chinese, we offer CNSE007-008 after administering a placement test. Upon completion of this full year sequence, students move on to Second-year Chinese. The approved Study Abroad program for Chinese is CET.


Faculty

Shizhe Huang
The C.V. Starr Professor of Asian Studies; Associate Professor of Chinese and Linguistics
Chase 103B

Lan Yang
Chinese Language Instructor
19 RR 1A

Chinese Program Details

The Bi-Co Chinese Program offers five years of instruction in Mandarin Chinese.

  • First-year Chinese (CNSE B001-CNSE B002) and Second-year Chinese (CNSE B003-CNSE B004) both have master and drill sections.
  • First-year Chinese (CNSE B001-B002) is a year-long course. Students must complete both semesters to receive credit.
  • We offer Advanced Chinese each semester with a different topic; students can take this as Fourth- or Fifth-year Chinese, with one credit per semester, and repeat the course as long as the topics differ.
  • We offer CNSE H007-CNSE H008 for students with a background in Chinese, based on results of a placement test. Upon completion of this full-year sequence, students move on to Second-year Chinese.
  • NB: Chinese language courses may be offered at either Bryn Mawr or Haverford in a given year; check the course guide for the current year's offerings.

The approved Study Abroad program for Chinese is CET (China Educational Tours, http://cetacademicprograms.com). If you have questions, contact the Director of the Chinese Program, Shizhe Huang (shuang@haverford. edu), who also serves as the advisor for Chinese Minor.


Related Program

Two-year China Studies Master’s Program at Zhejiang University

Recent graduates or members of the Class of 2019 at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges are eligible to apply to be fully funded students in the China Studies Master’s Program at prestigious Zhejiang University (ZJU) in the city of Hangzhou, China. This is a two-year program, taught in English, for students in all majors who have an interest in understanding China. The student body is drawn from a small set of highly selective colleges and universities in different parts of the world. Through a special relationship, Tri-Co students are the only U.S. students who are eligible for the program.

ZJU provides students who are accepted into the program with funding that covers tuition and living expenses in China for the two years of their master's study. Students do not have to be East Asian Languages and Cultures majors to enter the program. Courses are taught in English (with students given the opportunity to study Chinese language as well). The courses cover a range of subjects leading to a deeper understanding of contemporary China and are designed to prepare graduates in a wide range of fields to engage with China in their professional lives. The program can also serve as preparation for further graduate study at other institutions.

The application deadline is in May of the senior year. For more information about the two-year Master’s degree CSP program, please contact Prof. Yonglin Jiang, the co-chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Bryn Mawr (yjiang@brynmawr.edu) and visit http://csp.zju.edu.cn/.


Courses

Spring 2019: Bryn Mawr

Registration-IDCourse NameInstructorMiscDays and TimesLocation
CNSEB002001Intensive First Year ChineseLiu,YingClass Nbr: 1138 NOAPPR;TTh 09:55am-11:15am
MWF 09:30am-10:30am
MWF 10:30am-11:30am
MWF 11:30am-12:30pm
DAL6
CNSEB002002Intensive First Year ChineseLiu,YingClass Nbr: 1139 NOAPPR;TTh 12:55pm-02:15pm
MWF 09:30am-10:30am
MWF 10:30am-11:30am
MWF 11:30am-12:30pm
DAL6
CNSEB004001Second-Year ChineseZhang,Changchun
Yang,Lan
Class Nbr: 1140 NOAPPR;MWF 10:10am-11:00am
TTh 09:30am-10:30am
TTh 10:30am-11:30am
DAL6

Spring 2019: Haverford

Registration-IDCourse NameInstructorMiscDays and TimesLocation
CNSEH008B001First Year Chinese (Non-intensive)Liu,YingClass Nbr: 2042 Hav: HU, AMW 02:15pm-03:45pm
STO18
CNSEH102B001Third-Year ChineseZhang,ChangchunClass Nbr: 2364 Hav: HU, AMW 02:15pm-03:45pm
STO16
CNSEH102B002Third-Year ChineseZhang,ChangchunClass Nbr: 2774 Hav: HU, ATTh 02:30pm-04:00pm
STO16
CNSEH202B001Advanced Chinese: Chinese Films and CultureHuang,ShizheClass Nbr: 2427 Hav: HU, ATTh 01:00pm-02:30pm
STO207
CNSEHDRILL001Chinese Department Drill Sessions Class Nbr: 1645MWF 09:30am-12:30pm
SHA227
CNSEHDRILL002Chinese Department Drill Sessions Class Nbr: 1646TTh 09:30am-11:30am
SHA227
CNSEHDRILL003Chinese Department Drill Sessions Class Nbr: 2093