Undergraduate Certificate in Chinese

Develop the skills to speak, read and write Chinese with the Undergraduate Certificate in Chinese in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. Tailored to promote lifelong language learning, this 20-credit undergraduate certificate exceeds the diverse language needs of students with academic, career or personal interests in China and its culture. 

The program supports students with different backgrounds and levels of proficiency in Mandarin. As part of the curriculum, you’ll develop linguistically accurate, communicatively effective mastery of the language. At the same time, you’ll gain insight into how to use the language in culturally and socially appropriate ways.

Coursework is intended to help you become proficient in both the spoken and written language. You’ll develop the linguistic proficiency, sociolinguistic knowledge and strategies to communicate effectively in Chinese.

Classes & Curriculum

The certificate is awarded along with the Bachelor’s degree.  It is not a standalone program of study.

Courses you will take as part of the curriculum include

  • Chinese Elements I and II,
  • Chinese Intermediate I and II, and
  • Chinese Advanced I and II.

Learn more about Chinese Undergraduate Certificate courses.

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The ability to speak, read and write in more than one language can set you apart in today’s global job market. It may increase your marketability and opportunities for career advancement and promotion.

The Chinese Certificate (Undergraduate) is ideal for students considering careers in international business, government service, or other professions in which multilingual proficiency is desirable or even necessary.

Tuition & Fees

The tuition for this Certificate is based on school or college of your major, program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.