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Asian Languages & Literatures - Chinese

Carleton College

48 months
56678 USD/year
56678 USD/year
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Carleton College's strong Department of Asian Languages and Literatures supports its broad based Asian Languages & Literatures - Chinese Program. Our Chinese and Japanese programs offer not only elementary, intermediate and advanced language courses, but also a variety of content courses in literature, linguistics, and culture taught in English.


Culturally, socially, and politically Chinese is a language of global significance. Countless works of philosophy, literature, science, health, law, art, history, religion, and political science have been written in this language over four thousand years of history. Chinese and English share the distinction of being the world’s most widely spoken languages.

Key facts:

  • In both Chinese and Japanese there are three dedicated, full-time faculty members (two native speakers of the target language, the other of English).
  • Carleton College's Asian Languages & Literatures - Chinese graduates have been employed as translators and interpreters. Others have applied their Chinese and Japanese language training in such diverse areas as law, business, education, the arts, and diplomatic service, and in a wide variety of graduate and professional programs. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Elementary Chinese
  • The Taoist Way of Health and Longevity: Taichi and Other Forms
  • Intermediate Chinese
  • Chinese in Cultural Context
  • Chinese Studies Seminar in Tianjin: Chinese Language
  • Chinese Studies Seminar in Tianjin: Chinese Culture
  • Chinese Cinema in Translation
  • The Structure of Chinese

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application: Common App, Coalition App or QuestBridge App (we have no preference)
  • Transcript, should include: your classes and grades from the first three years of high school, your senior year schedule, grades from the first term of senior year (when available)
  • High School Counselor Recommendation (also known as "School Report")
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Test Scores (optional): SAT or ACT
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or DuoLingo English Test for students whose primary language of instruction has not been English
  • SAT Subject Tests are optional
  • No application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56678 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56678 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    56678 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56678 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Northfield

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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