LANG 105 Beginning Conversational Chinese
1 credit/15 hours
LANG 205 Intermediate Conversational Chinese
1 credit/15 hours
Both levels include supporting vocabulary for success in the core course and daily life in Beijing. Classes incorporate activities outside the classroom to practice language skills.
3 credits/45 hours
This introductory course provides you with an overview of careers in fields such as diplomacy, art, journalism, media, health, law, business, and education in an international context. Classroom study is complemented by site visits and onsite sessions at locations throughout the city.
This course will cover:
8:30 am: Grab a jianbing (crepe stuffed with egg, scallions, and cilantro) before class.
9:00 am: In class, discuss the top 10 skills employers look for and how you can plan to develop them in college. Which skills do you need to work on?
11:00 am: Chinese class! Learn how to introduce yourself to different people in the career ladder. Practice introducing yourself to a CEO and to a student.
12:00 pm: Lunch and study hall—head to the cafeteria across campus to review vocab from this morning and practice introductions with your friends.
2:00 pm: Visit the US Embassy and learn what it takes to become a diplomat. Meet with an embassy staff member who has lived in China for 5 years. Introduce yourself to her colleagues with your new vocabulary.
5:00 pm: Play pick-up basketball on-campus with Chinese students.
6:00 pm: Grab dinner in small groups at the Chinese barbecue down the street. Catch up on the day and look ahead to tomorrow.
8:00 pm: Movie night in the dorm with Chinese snacks.
9:00 pm: Group meeting to reflect and discuss this week’s activities and how you can use them in college applications.
Director of China Programs