Chinese is most spoken language in the world. In fact,1 out of 6 people speak Mandarin Chinese. Its growing influence in global business, politics and economic has made China the second largest economy in the world.
Our program integrates Chinese culture, history, literature, and other creative productions into the learning experience in addition to introducing you to business discourse and exceptional study abroad opportunities as early as your sophomore year.
The Department of Modern Languages offers a rapidly expanding program in Chinese language, literature and culture that includes a Minor in Chinese. Course offerings are designed to serve the educational needs of students who wish to acquire knowledge of Chinese from the elementary to the advanced level, and who wish to explore the richness of Chinese literary and cultural traditions. The main objective is to provide students with practical and intellectually challenging undergraduate study that will enable them to make effective use of different languages in pursuit of their professional and personal goals.
A major in Chinese is the gateway to the world's most widely spoken language, the historical traditions of Chinese society and the modern culture of almost one-fourth of the world's population. Even if you have no prior knowledge of Chinese, you will achieve fluency in written and spoken Mandarin. Small classes, advanced teaching methods and educational technology help you perfect your language skills and gain knowledge of China's literary and cultural heritage. You may also study abroad in China, Taiwan or Hong Kong for first-hand experience.
This four-year program develops students’ language competence and provides training in Chinese culture and society through a combined approach of proficiency-oriented, communicative, situational and study-abroad activities. The diversity of courses offered prepares students -- both majors and nonmajors -- for future career advancement.
The major in Chinese combines extensive language training with in-depth study of Chinese literature, culture, and society. Our student-centered curriculum offers four years of modern Mandarin Chinese, an introduction to classical Chinese, and a wide range of interdisciplinary courses as well. In addition to Chinese language classes, our Chinese faculty teach a wide range of courses ranging from traditional to modern topics in Chinese history and culture, including film, women's studies, linguistics, and historiography.
Choate Rosemary Hall was created on the basis of two separate learning institutions: the Choate School (worked since 1896) and the women's boarding house Rosemary Hall (founded in 1890) - an association Occurred in 1971, and since then the school has been successfully working under a new name. Strict uniforms in the school are not enough, moderately business and formal style of clothes.
The academic program allows children not only to achieve outstanding successes and High grades - it forms harmoniously developed, educated personalities. Students learn to think critically and analytically, clearly and clearly express their opinion and point of view, defend them and choose the right arguments. The Choate Rosemary Hall students are able to work effectively both independently and in a team, understand the connection between various methods of intellectual cognition, understand the importance of beauty, art, beauty for life in the modern community. Students here are taught to be real people: they bring up honesty, perseverance, mutual assistance and mutual respect, conscientiousness, generosity and compassion, so necessary for the modern world.
The school adopted a system of mentoring, personal tutors and advisers. The adviser is assigned to each student from among the teachers: there are more than 125 teachers working at the school, and more than 90% of them permanently live on campus - they perfectly know each child, its features, talents and needs. Advisors support the child in his endeavors, monitor success and academic results, keep in touch with parents and meet with his clients at least 4 times a week.