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.

Course Highlight

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Chnse 4 - Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin)

Continuation of grammar, oral and written composition; reading of texts of moderate difficulty, including modern Chinese literature. Total of 90 hours lecture.
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Culture Highlight

Chinese Traditional Painting - New Year

In China, when the Spring Festival comes around, people, especially in rural areas, decorate the doors, windows, and walls of their houses with brightly colored pictures. They hope the pictures will bring their families good luck and prosperity. To many, it would not be a "happy" New Year without the New Year pictures. No other Chinese art form has enjoyed such wide-spread popularity.
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Revised June 23, 2011