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Chinese

What will I learn?

After completing courses in Chinese, you will be able to:

  • communicate at an elementary level through speaking, listening, reading, and writing for everyday communication
  • understand different aspects of Chinese culture and apply to the content to conversations in Chinese
  • write Chinese characters in correct stroke order and shapes
  • write in Chinese, using basic to complex sentence structures necessary for use in everyday life
  • speak Mandarin Chinese confidently with correct pronunciation and intonation

What is the occupational outlook?

There are a wide range of careers in which Chinese language and knowledge of China are required. Career opportunities may include information work, publishing, education, and translation in business or government service.

The jobs for interpreters and translators in Chinese, in both business and government service, are predicted to grow faster than the average of all occupations through 2014.1

What are my options?

You can earn credits in Chinese at HCC which will transfer to a four year school.

Through successful completion of CHIN 202, you are able to meet the foreign language requirement in a variety of degree programs.

You can take Chinese courses to develop your ability to speak, read, listen, and write in Chinese.

You can take Chinese courses to explore a culture of an oriental nation with 5,000 years of history, prepare yourself for a future China-related study or career, or just to broaden your thinking and perceptions in order to appreciate the diversity of other people.



  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Interpreters and Translators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos175.htm (visited July 9, 2007)