Announcements

Chinese Table

Are you interested in practicing Chinese outside of the classroom? Want to connect with other Chinese learners on campus and get to know your Chinese professors? Like going to Chinatown? Join the Chinese Table!

The Chinese Table meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. in Upper Usdan. For details, please see the Events page.


Open House Photos

GRALL held its third annual Open House on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, to celebrate the start of the new academic year. Students, both new and returning, braved the heat to join GRALL faculty for international desserts and games. To see pictures from the event, please visit our GRALL Open House 2014 page!


New Program: MTCC

The Master of Arts Program in Teaching Chinese (MTCC) is a one-year program that prepares students to be instructors at the collegiate level within the U.S. education system.

To learn more and submit an application, please visit the MTCC program's website.

Welcome to the Chinese Language Program


布兰戴斯大学中文部欢迎你

Chinese civilization has a history of more than 6,000 years. One-fifth of the world's population—1.5 billion people—speaks Chinese. With the largest population and the fastest growing economy, China is the greatest potential market for the United States. Students who combine the study of Chinese with a major or strong background in history, economics, political science or sociology will be well prepared for graduate and professional programs. Learning Chinese not only satisfies your language requirement, it is also a great skill for a career in government, academics, international relations, international business, journalism, trade, finance, manufacture, law or diplomacy in the 21st century.

The Brandeis Chinese program is a high quality language program.  Besides a full range of regular four levels of modern Chinese instruction from beginning to high advanced, the program also offers business Chinese and classical Chinese, both of which are inarguably the most advanced  in North America.  The curriculum is language proficiency orientated.  The proficiency guidelines of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language are the framework for our teaching and learning.  Therefore, students will develop their proficiency in receptive skills as well as productive skills.