Placement tests are required for all students entering our language programs, with the exception of those students who have had no previous knowledge of the language and are planning to enroll in the first semester of the first year of instruction
The Program in Chinese Language and Culture
The Chinese Section of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) at Washington University, offers the BA and MA degrees in Chinese, and the Ph.D. degrees in Chinese Language and Literature and in Chinese and Comparative Literature.
The Chinese program faculty include five in the professorial ranks and seven full-time lecturers. We offer five years of instruction in modern standard Chinese, putonghua, and a year in classical literary Chinese. Students are also encouraged to participate in our new study in China program at Fudan University in Shanghai.