• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pittsfield, MA, United States
Learn basic Chinese at Bard College at Simon's Rock in our accelerated introductory course, while being exposed to Chinese culture through movies, music, and food. Develop your language skills with a class on Chinese Theater Performance, and take advanced-level courses that allow you to discuss abstract topics with depth and nuances.
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Students at Bard College at Simon's Rock read, rehearse, and perform a work from the modern Chinese dramatic repertoire as a means of furthering developing skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Each student will perform a role or combination of roles in the final production; written and oral assignments during the rehearsal process and after the final performance will foster learning of both language skills and performance skills. 

Learning outcomes

Students at the 203-level generally read only the portions of the play in which their roles appear, and they will read them in the classroom under the instructor’s guidance. Students at the 303-level must be able to read an appropriate portion of the play on their own; class time for them will be spent on discussion and rehearsal, but not on direct reading. Chinese 303 is suitable for both native and nonnative speakers of Chinese. Prerequisite for Chinese 203: Chinese 100 or equivalent language level, plus permission of the instructor. Prerequisite for Chinese 303: Chinese 205 or equivalent language level, plus instructor’s permission.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Chinese Culture

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Start Application
  • Complete Application
  • Submit Additional Items and Interview
  • Supporting Documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55592 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    55292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55292 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsfield

  • 912 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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