Program Academic Focus
The Chinese Program offers a wide range of courses that promote language learning and the development of intercultural competence necessary for communication in Chinese. The curriculum focuses on the balanced development of language and cultural competence across proficiency levels.
Students who have completed more than one year of high school Chinese, or the equivalent, must take the foreign language placement test before enrolling in their first Norwich course in Chinese.
Students learn to communicate in Chinese at an intermediate-low to intermediate-mid level with an appropriate breadth of vocabulary, enhance their understanding of Chinese culture, and develop their critical thinking skills. The Chinese Program uses the Proficiency Guidelines from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language to achieve learning goals.
Additional Program Information
Minor is eligible for residential programs.