Why Study Chinese

UVU offers the best Chinese Program

  1. UVU has the best and caring Chinese faculty.  
  2. UVU offers Minor in Chinese language and Chinese studies.
  3. UVU has the best China Study Abroad Program (Language and Culture).

Chinese is not as difficult as you think

  1. Chinese has a relatively uncomplicated grammar. Unlike French, German or English, Chinese has no verb conjugation (no need to memorize verb tenses!) and no noun declension (e.g., gender and number distinctions).
  2. The basic word order of Chinese is subject — verb — object, exactly as in English.

China—Being a Powerful Nation

  1. China is the second largest economy in the world.
  2. China is one of largest trading partners of the United States.
  3. Many US companies do business in China and have long-term investments there.
  4. China has one of the world’s oldest and richest continuous cultures, over 5000 years old.
  5. China is the most populous nation in the world, with 1.392 billion people.
  6. One fifth of the planet speaks Chinese, making it the most widely spoken first language in the world.
  7. In addition to the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan, Mandarin Chinese is also spoken in the important and influential Chinese communities of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, and Mongolia.

Learn Chinese for your career

  1. International businesses prefer to hire people who speak more than one language. China has become a huge market, and business leaders are looking for people who can speak Chinese and operate successfully in a Chinese cultural context.
  2. Knowing Chinese may give you an edge when competing for an important position.
  3. China will play a major role in world affairs in the future. As China now has opened up to the West, there are opportunities for employment in all areas.
  4. China is a wonderful country in which you can teach English while developing your language and cultural skills. The experience is great, and it’s something you will never forget.