Earn credits to apply towards graduation
Satisfy requirements of your major
Earn a minor in Chinese
Learn from top-rated native Chinese instructors
Start any time - Introductory CHIN 101 is offered year-round
All courses available face-to-face and online
- Take Chinese online through the dual credit program
- Earn high school and college credit at the same time
- South Dakota MyLife Dual Credit Program
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- Take Chinese 1 and II face-to-face at CHS
- Offered Block 2 by expert language instructor Ms. Cyndi Jiang
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- Broaden your horizons, challenge your brain, and meet new friends by taking a Chinese class at NSU
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Not all courses are available at all times. Please see the NSU Catalog Course Descriptions (scroll down to "Chinese") for current offerings.
Introductory Chinese I (CHIN 101) 4 credits
Students in this course develop skills in everyday spoken Chinese. Emphasis is on correct pronunciation, listening skills and fluency.
Introductory Chinese II (CHIN 102) 4 credits
This course introduces 200 new Chinese characters to students, who will continue to improve pronunciation, listening and fluency in Chinese.
Intermediate Chinese I (CHIN 201) 3 credits
Students in this course review basic sentence patterns and continue to develop Chinese speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and will be introduced to 200-300 more Chinese characters.
Intermediate Chinese II (CHIN 202) 3 credits
This course is a continuation of Intermediate Chinese I, with the introduction of an additional 200-300 Chinese characters.
Conversational Chinese (CHIN 311) 3 credits
Students in this course will improve oral communication in Chinese. Also introduced are selected readings on a variety of topics, used as a basis for conversational practice in the classroom.
Chinese Grammar and Sentence Structure (CHIN 312) 3 credits
Students learn basic grammar and sentence structure necessary to correctly speak, read and write Chinese. High-frequency vocabulary words are introduced to serve as a foundation for effective communication.
Introduction to Business Chinese (CHIN 350) 3 credits
Students will learn the language of business and economics in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Instruction includes commercial terminology, business forms and office correspondence.
Chinese Literature (CHIN 353) 3 credits
Students in this course examine readings representing highlights of Chinese literature from its earliest period to the present. Cultural, historical and philosophical backgrounds are emphasized.