Chinese Language Program

In order to serve the diverse community in the Pasadena District, the Chinese Program at Pasadena City College offers classes that range from Chinese language courses and Chinese cultural courses to courses in Chinese literature. The Program helps students develop communicative skills in the Chinese language and a cosmopolitan knowledge of Chinese culture and literature. Students may also follow a course of study leading to a Chinese major.

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Chnse 3 - Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin)

Grammar; oral and written composition; reading of intermediate texts, including those on Chinese history, geography and culture. Total of 90 hours lecture.
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Revised June 23, 2011