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Chinese, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Radford, VA, United States
The Chinese Studies program is designed to teach a command of a foreign language, to teach students to analyze language and literature, and to make students aware of the heritage of another culture.

Overview

Why study Chinese?

  • There are more native speakers of Chinese (all major dialects) than any other language. To put this in perspective there are approximately 915 million speakers of Mandarin, compared to Spanish, the fourth most widely spoken language in the world with around 400 million speakers.
  • You don’t have to learn Chinese characters to learn to speak Chinese. Chinese pinyin spells the sound in Roman Alphabet characters, and includes tone marks to help give the correct pronunciation.
  • Chinese literature. Although you do not need to learn to read Chinese characters to speak the language, by doing so you open the door to an enormously diverse and rich literature. In fact, the earliest record of writing was in Chinese characters although very different in form from modern characters (of which there are many thousand).
  • The Chinese economy is the fastest growing economy in the world, and so in the work environment even speaking a little Chinese will give you a competitive edge, if your company invests in China or is considering doing so.
  • Language and culture are linked and learning something of the Chinese language will help give an appreciation of the cultural heritage of China.
  • China is accessible to the foreign visitor in a way that it has not been in the past and travel to and within China is becoming easier, but to make the most of this opportunity for travel, language at a basic level is important.
  • China is becoming increasingly important in the world and may be the dominant economic power in the not so distant future.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Chinese
  • Intermediate Chinese
  • Transnational Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture
  • Chinese Culture
  • The Evolution of the Language
  • Origins and History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission
    • Official transcripts
    • SAT I and/or ACT scores
    • All the above plus:
    • SAT II scores in the following subjects:
    • Writing
    • Math (Level Ic or IIc)
    • Third area of study to be chosen by the applicant
    • An official college transcript showing the student has taken and passed a college-level English course and a math course equivalent to Algebra 2.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23432 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23432 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Radford

  • 996 - 1630 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Loans:

  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan: Freshman are eligible to borrow up to $5500 in Direct Loan funds, with no more than $3500 in Subsidized funds
  • Federal Perkins Loan: $5,500 for each year of undergraduate study. The total amount you can borrow as an undergraduate is $27,500. $8000 for each year of graduate or professional study. The total amount you can borrow as a graduate/professional student is $60,000.
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loan: Students can borrow up to the financial aid cost of attendance for the academic year.
Grants:
  • College Scholarship Assistance Program
  • Commonwealth Award
  • Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program
  • Red and White and Academic Excellence Scholarships

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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