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Chinese is Central!

Everything you need to know about the Chinese Minor at Central Washington University!


Yuanxia Liu with her students Akane Asada and Lauren Gilmore after placing in the Bridges Chinese Compition.



Mandarin Chinese is spoken by over 955 million native speakers worldwide, which is more than any other language. Chinese is not only the fastest growing language in the world, but it is also quickly becoming the second most-spoken language in the West. By learning Chinese, you can communicate with 13% of the world’s total population, stimulate brain development and cultural understanding, and give yourself better career opportunities in a global market.


Chinese Minor Requirements

Looking for electives for your Chinese minor?  Try Asia Pacific Studies! These courses are great electives, too.



For information on Language Placement Test.

Financial aid only goes so far.  Here are some links for Chinese Scholarships.

Chinese Faculty Teaching

Studying abroad is recommended for learning any language. Check out the Study Abroad programs available.

Chinese Peer-Assisted Learning (PALs) in Learning Commons: 4-5pm on Mondays & Wednesdays, and 3-4pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays. PALs

Students can also take a HSK- Chinese Proficiency Test at CWU. Test Link

Have you completed a Chinese minor and are looking for work in your field? These links can help you find what you are looking for.

Do you need help with Chinese?  Come to the Chinese Learning Resource Center, or visit these helpful sites!

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