• Chinese at Hamline University

    Studying a modern language and its culture opens your eyes and your intellect. Hamline University offers Chinese as a vehicle to a better understanding of the world we live in.

    The Modern Languages and Literatures department values the historic past, yet is dynamic and forward-looking, offering courses in both traditional and innovative areas of study.  

    Students of Chinese in the Modern Languages and Literatures department enhance their education in many ways: 

    • they study abroad, 
    • engage in collaborative research with their professors, 
    • write honors projects, 
    • present at the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), and 
    • participate in community service, internships and independent study. 

    Many are double majors in complementary fields such as anthropology, history, or political science.  

    Our graduates go into teaching, law, medicine, government, social service, and the business world. We are very proud of our graduates, who often return to tell us of their accomplishments, travels, and use of the language. 

    Learn more about Chinese programs:


    Certificate of Proficiency

  • Modern Languages and literatures Links 

    Language Placement Exam

    Sigma Delta Pi

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