汉语 • Chinese
Learning Mandarin Chinese presents both rewarding and challenging aspects. Mastering Chinese opens up vast opportunities for communication, business, and cultural understanding in one of the world's oldest and most influential civilizations. Delving into Chinese characters and tones fosters cognitive skills, such as attention to detail and pattern recognition. However, the challenges lie in the complexity of the writing system, with thousands of characters, as well as the tonal nature of the language, requiring precision in pronunciation. The journey of learning Chinese, however, offers immense personal growth, cross-cultural enrichment, and the chance to engage with over a billion speakers worldwide.
Why Learn Chinese?
For questions relating to Chinese courses or advising guidance, please contact:Ms. Lihong Wang
Deprtmental Advisor for Chinese
Irvin Hall 162
For general information about placement in Chinese, please access the language placement guide at the ILRC.
If this is a new language for you (i.e., no prior experience in this language), students should enroll in Chinese 101 and do not need to take a placement exam or advisement evaluation.
If you have had previous experience or education in this language,you will need to take the Chinese Placement Test first to see which level you should enroll in. Go to Miami's Foreign Language Placement test web site and select Chinese for your language. Then select the number of years you have previously had learning Chinese. If you have had 1/2 years, round up to the next whole year of previous experience. When you are finished with the test, you will receive a raw score and a suggested placement.
If you believe that the language placement is incorrect or have doubts about the placment, please talk to the language advisor, who would be able to interview you briefly and recommend a best placement based on your written, spoken, listening, literary, and cultural competence.
- Employ correct and appropriate grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and style to describe personalities, events, and ideas in the past, present, future, and hypothetical situations;
- Contextualize cultural information in a manner that reveals familiarity with past and present trends and differences between one’s native culture and Chinese culture;
- Construct a persuasive argument intelligible to native speakers of the language;
- Locate, analyze, evaluate, summarize, integrate, synthesize, and cite information and ideas from sources typically used in contemporary Chinese newspaper articles;
- Apply the grammatical, rhetorical, and cultural competencies outlined above to the types of writing typically used in the graduates’ intended professions