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Chinese is offered at Luther as an elective language. You can fulfill the Luther College Language requirement with Chinese in two ways:

  • Students who have studied another foreign language for at least one year in high school can take Chinese 101 and 102 to fulfill the language requirement.
  • Those who continue with Chinese from high school need to successfully finish at least 201.

We do not offer a major or minor in Chinese at this time. Please contact the Department of Modern Languages for more information.

Chinese in the World

ChinaAbout one-fifth of the world’s population, or over one billion people, speak some form of Chinese as their native language. Based on the Beijing dialect, Standard Mandarin is the official language of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan), as well as one of four official languages of Singapore. It is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations.


China Globe 

 Map: Wikimedia Commons, by Uirauna