Chinese at the UofA
Our Chinese Program focuses on preparing students for careers in international business and trading - we offer a Chinese Minor with a Business Concentration. People with a grasp of China’s language, culture and society are very much in high demand. In fact, many top business schools in the nation want students to have some familiarity with Chinese culture and customs. Regardless of your academic pursuits while here at the UofA, you'll no doubt find find that a degree in Chinese will give you an edge when looking for jobs after graduation.
We pride ourselves in creating an environment for our students that fosters growth and comfortability in spoken Chinese. Our student-centered approach puts language proficiency first so that our students can graduate with a solid speaking ability. There are also a number of Chinese organizations on campus that serve as platforms for interaction with native Chinese students - this promotes learning outside the classroom of both the Chinese language and Chinese culture. Our faculty encourages and facilitates student participation in events throughout the year.
Professional & Academic Opportunities for Chinese Speakers
“Knowing Chinese is an asset. It is important for individuals to know about various experiences so that we can learn from one another. The world we live in needs people who are sensitive to other cultures. Knowing Chinese adds a lot to a person’s profile. Being able to speak Chinese can open so many doors."
- Jenny Xu, Head of the UofA Chinese Program
Interested in Studying Chinese at the UofA?
For more information about the Chinese Program, contact Professor Jenny Xu.