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Chinese Language Courses {CHIN}



Penn Chinese Program offers Chinese courses from introductory through advanced levels. Besides Mandarin Chinese, the program also teaches some Chinese dialects, i.e. Cantonese, Shanghaiese, and Taiwanese on a regular basis. The language courses also improve students’ understanding of Chinese culture, history, and society. The size of the classes is small which makes it easier to learn and students receive a lot of attention in the class.

Students may contact appropriate course coordinators regarding course prerequisites, textbooks, objectives and methodology. The e-mail addresses and names of course coordinators are given below.

CHIN 011, 012 Dr. Maiheng Dietrich  maiheng@sas.upenn.edu

CHIN 021, 022 Mr. Chih-jen Lee chihjen@sas.upenn.edu

CHIN 031, 032 Ms. Grace Wu  gracewu@sas.upenn.edu

CHIN 111, 112 Dr. Liwei Jiao  jiao2@sas.upenn.edu

CHIN 211, 212 Dr. Ye Tian tianye1@sas.upenn.edu

CHIN 231, 232 Ms. Grace Wu  gracewu@sas.upenn.edu

CHIN 311, 312 Dr. Liwei Jiao  jiao2@sas.upenn.edu

CHIN 381, 382 Ms. Caiju Wen caiju@sas.upenn.edu

CHIN 411, 412 Dr. Maiheng Dietrich  maiheng@sas.upenn.edu

CHIN 481, 482 Dr. Mien-hwa Chiang mhchiang@sas.upenn.edu

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Note: If you feel there are circumstances such as gaps in your Chinese learning experience, choice of Chinese character form, significant “imbalance” in your language skills or learning difficulty, consult the coordinator of the Chinese Language Program. 


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