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Mandarin (Chinese)

Mandarin (Chinese)

 China Scene

Study Chinese and earn transferable Core credit!


Our Chinese classes are offered both in-class and online. Online sections do not require any on-campus attendance.


Chinese Courses

CHIN 1411 - Beginning Chinese 1 

CHIN 1412 - Beginning Chinese 2

CHIN 2311 - Intermediate Chinese 1

CHIN 2312 - Intermediate Chinese 2


Actual course offering vary from semester to semester, so check eConnect or the online course schedules for current availability.  

Interesting Facts

  • More than a billion people speak some form of Chinese, and around 900 million people speak Mandarin.
  • The International Monetary Fund projects that the gross domestic product, DGDP, of China will overtake the U.S. in 2017.
  • The 21st Century has been dubbed "The Chinese Century.

Study Chinese Abroad

Through MAP, the Multinational Academic Program for Study Abroad, you can study Chinese at a language school in China and earn Brookhaven College credit – without spending a fortune.

The Core Curriculum

In order to be eligible for a bachelor's degree at a Texas public college or university, you must first complete a Core Curriculum of courses.

When completed at Brookhaven College, the Core Curriculum is guaranteed to transfer as a block to any public university in the state of Texas.

You may apply two Chinese courses toward your Core curriculum.

  • CHIN 1411 or 1412 can be taken to complete the "Tier 1: Speaking and Listening" course.
  • CHIN 2311 or 2312 can be taken to complete the "Tier 2: Humanity, Creativity and the Aesthetic Experience" course.

Concurrent (Non-Credit) Enrollment

If you want to take academically-rigorous courses in Chinese but do not need college credit for them,  then you might consider taking our credit Chinese courses “concurrently,” i.e. for noncredit.   

If you are interested, please contact the Workforce and Continuing Education Division​​

Hui-Ju Jea


Division Staff

Bev Garrison

department assistant


Brian McClung

chair of foreign languages and ASL