You can take language courses on campus, study in China for a semester or year, work as a language counselor at the Concordia Language Villages and participate in an internship using your Chinese language skills.

Programs of Study

Whether you want to concentrate on the Chinese language exclusively or pair it with another major – such as global studies or business – you’ll be able to tailor your studies to your needs.

Major or Minor in Chinese

We’ll help you find an internship in China or an independent study project that combines your research interests. Mentoring along the way will ensure you make the most of your Chinese studies at Concordia.

Major in Chinese Education

This major will prepare you to teach Chinese to students in grades K-12.

Major in Elementary Education with an add-on endorsement in World Languages

Optional endorsement for elementary education majors.

Special Opportunities

Semester in China

Spend a semester at a university in China. You’ll take courses, travel, and meet new friends while using your Chinese in a very real setting – every day.

It’s just one of many life-changing experiences you can have through Concordia’s Mandarin Chinese program. We currently offer study abroad programs at two Chinese universities – United International College in Zhuhai and Sichuan International Studies University in Chongqing. While you’re in China, we can also help you find an internship – a chance to make some valuable connections in your field that could lead to future job possibilities.

Concordia Language Villages - Sen Lin Hu

You can also work as a language counselor at the Chinese Language Village in Minnesota lakes country. Help young people learn the language and experience the culture through summer immersion programs. At Sen Lin Hu, you’ll use your Chinese from the moment you wake up each morning until you go to sleep.

Career

Business, finance, health care, education, media, computer science, and mathematics are just a handful of fields benefiting from the study of Mandarin.

Graduates of the Chinese program will walk away with strong Chinese language skills, developed through rigorous courses and multiple opportunities for hands-on learning at Concordia Language Villages, rich study abroad experiences or even internships.

Contact

Dr. Gay Rawson

Chair, World Languages and Cultures; Professor of French French, World Languages and Cultures