Chinese Program

Chinese Program

                

Welcome to the Hendrix Chinese Program! Our Chinese program provides students with courses to learn basic and essential Chinese language skills, as well as a variety of academic courses and extracurricular activities, to begin, continue, or broaden their foreign language and cultural experiences while at Hendrix.

Mandarin Chinese is the national language of mainland China and Taiwan. Chinese is the most widely spoken and written first language in the world—close to 1.5 billion people, more than one fifth of the world's population, grow up speaking and reading Chinese as their native language. As China has become the world's second largest economy and the fastest growing economy, China is increasingly important to United States national security, foreign relations, trade, and climate change policy. As a result, Chinese language skills are now essential for careers and advanced study involving China in business, education, journalism, and diplomacy.

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