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Wheaton prides itself on a personal and engaged academic and co-curricular learning experience for our students.

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Most of our students live on campus, creating a lively social scene, and are actively engaged in student clubs and activities.

Wheaton is located in Norton, Massachusetts and enrolls approximately 1650 students representing more than 70 countries and 30 U.S. states.

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Wheaton faculty are renowned researchers, celebrated scholars, and influential artists, and they are all dedicated to teaching excellence.

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Wheaton offers four levels of Chinese and welcomes students with no previous knowledge.

This is an intermediate level course for modern Chinese (Putonghua). The course builds on the work from the introductory Chinese course. Chinese phonics and basic grammar will be introduced through lectures, exercises and assignments. The course will concentrate on acquiring the ability to understand and produce Chinese at the paragraph level, such as factual description and narration in various content areas, as well as clear expression in intermediate level situations.The course will also help students to develop their abilities to communicate in daily life. We will focus on daily usage, such as describing everyday activities and talking about experiences, etc. The supplemental curriculum may introduce course-related information about Chinese culture, customs, history, modern social life and current events. For better understanding and practicing, multimedia materials will be used occasionally in the class.

From time to time, departments design a new course to be offered either on a one-time basis or an experimental basis before deciding whether to make it a regular part of the curriculum. Refer to the course schedule for current listings.

From time to time, departments design a new course to be offered either on a one-time basis or an experimental basis before deciding whether to make it a regular part of the curriculum. Refer to the course schedule for current listings.

With more than 600 courses, 47 majors and 59 minors you will find plenty of opportunities to discover how the arts and sciences, humanities and social sciences compliment each other.

This course provides the first-time learner basic knowledge and skills in Chinese. We utilize the Pin-Yin system to enable us to recognize Chinese sounds. Next, an introduction to spoken and written modern Chinese. We also introduce written simplified characters.There are three objectives for this class: speaking and listening, reading and writing, and Chinese culture. First is the speaking and listening skill. The hope is that students will use Chinese as a means of communication. Students are encouraged to take any opportunity to develop the speaking and listening skill. Next is reading and writing; by the end of the year, students will be able to read a short article such as a personal ad, a job announcement, or movie listings. For writing, students will learn to put into writing what they have already learned to express orally. The final, and perhaps most important, objective of the course is to gain an understanding of the wide variety of nuances of the Chinese culture.

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We understand a Wheaton College education is a substantial investment. But we want you to know the college is equally invested in making a Wheaton education within reach.

Need-based financial aid is awarded to more than 65% of Wheaton students and our generous merit scholarships recognize students for high academic achievement, regardless of financial need.

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The study of Chinese is beneficial in fields related to politics, economics, history, and more. As students study the cultural and linguistic products of these nations they will understand what is behind the language and its function in Chinese society. By understanding the language, and building a platform of knowledge and engagement, students gain insight into the culture.

As one of the oldest languages in the world, spoken by almost a fifth of the worlds population, Chinese presents many opportunities to those who study the language. Chinese is spoken throughout much of Asia including the Peoples Republic of China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, and Mongolia.

From time to time, departments design a new course to be offered either on a one-time basis or an experimental basis before deciding whether to make it a regular part of the curriculum. Refer to the course schedule for current listings.

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