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Teach Chinese: Prepare America for the 21st Century

Chinese civilization has a history of more than 6,000 years. One-fifth of the world's population—1.5 billion people—speaks Chinese. chineseWith the largest population and the fastest growing economy, China is the greatest potential market for the United States.  Becoming a  Chinese  teacher will prepare US citizens of tomorrow with the skills for a career in government, academics, international relations, international business, journalism, trade, finance, manufacture, law or diplomacy in the 21st century.

Brandeis' Chinese program offers a full range of modern Chinese (Mandarin) courses from beginning (Chin 10A) to high advanced (Chin 120B) levels. We also offer a special course for students who speak fluent Chinese but do not read or write Chinese (Chin 29B), an advanced business Chinese course that will prepare students for doing business in and/or with China (Chin 106B) and a course taught in English to help students understand Chinese history and culture through film (Chin 130B).

Courses are taught by experienced instructors Xuewho follow the highest standards of Chinese teaching in the United States and employ proven pedagogy and new technology to make courses highly efficient.  Therefore, while our MAT students develop their proficiency in the Chinese language, they are also learning the best practices for teaching it.

Brandeis has two distinct programs in teaching Chinese. The MAT Program prepares students to teach Chinese in a secondary level (middle/high school). Prospective students who are interested in teaching Chinese at the college level should visit the MTCC website. Use this chart for a full comparison of the two programs.  

Download a sample Secondary MAT Year at a Glance  (PDF)