College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Chinese Language Program

The Chinese Language Program at Western Washington University provides students with the opportunity to become competent communicators in Chinese language and culture, shared by 1.3 billion people, approximately one-fourth of the world’s population. The programs offers Chinese language courses at all levels as well as courses in Chinese culture and a study abroad program. Students may choose to major in Chinese Language & Culture, or take a Chinese minor. The major is designed to develop advanced proficiency in Chinese language and culture, with the goal of positioning students competitively in this increasingly globalized world. Its curriculum focuses on training students in both communicative skills and cultural awareness, essential for future success in China- or Chinese- related career paths, whether in business, education, public service or technology.  Students who have taken one or two year Chinese are encouraged to study Chinese abroad. Please visit our web site Study Chinese Abroad for more information. If you have any questions regarding the Chinese program, you may visit our other pages: Faculty, Courses or send an email to the coordinator of the program Dr. Janet Xing.

Chinese Major Scholarship

This scholarship has been made possible by the generosity Jim Golden. Find out more about his desire to promote the study of Chinese.

2019 Chinese New Year Celebration Slideshow

View our Chinese language placement guidelines.