Department of Modern Languages: Language Programs
Chinese Major / Minor
Why is it important to learn Chinese?
● Chinese is the modern language with the oldest, continuously written language in the world.
● At the current pace of growth, China will surpass the U.S. to become the world's largest economy in 20 years
● A variety of career options will be open to those who have solid Chinese language skills: university scholars, teachers, international affairs, law, diplomacy, international business and trade.
Courses offered at WKU
CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese I
CHIN 102 Elementary Chinese II
CHIN 201Intermediate Chinese I
CHIN 202 Intermediate Chinese II
CHIN 306 Experiencing Chinese Abroad
CHIN 318 Intermediate Business Chinese
CHIN 320 Chinese Conversation and Composition
CHIN 333 Chinese Culture and Civilization
CHIN 401 Advanced Chinese I
CHIN 402 Advanced Chinese II
CHIN 418 Advanced Business Chinese
CHIN 420 Advanced Chinese Stylistics
Dr. Ke Peng. Assistant Professor of Chinese.
Dr. Peng earned her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition from the University of Arizona with a major in East Asian Studies and a minor in linguistics. She holds a Master of Science degree in Foreign Language Education from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Yifang Zhang. Instructor of Chinese.
Ms. Zhang is a volunteer teacher in the Han Ban Program in China. Ms. Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate in Teaching Chinese As a Second Language from the Northeast Normal University, China.
For more information, contact Dr. Ke Peng at 745-5694 or email@example.com.