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Department Overview

Swarthmore College offers a range of courses in Chinese language, literature, and culture which are integrated into a broad program of Asian Studies and further offerings in Chinese language, history, culture and society in the Tri-College community.

Students of Chinese can take advantage of a rich environment for language study, including intensive introductory language courses, language tables and chat hours with native speakers, multimedia resources, and opportunities for study abroad. Explore this site for more information on our faculty, courses, special events, and study abroad options.

Faculty and Students of the Chinese Section on a Trip Abroad
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2019 Chinese Majors & Minors
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Third-Year Chinese Podcasts

Listen to student recordings from third-year Chinese.


Chinese Language Table

Join us on Tuesdays in Sharples Open Meeting Space, 2nd floor, and on Fridays in the Sharples Dining Hall Room #104, 1st floor, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

    Chinese Language Table

    Language Center

    The Language Center provides resources to enhance the study of foreign language, literature, and culture at Swarthmore College. Students have access to audio/video materials required for foreign language classes. The lab's resources include 12 Macbook Pros, 8 iMacs, an extensive library of foreign films, video cameras, and audio recorders. The space is a unique, adaptable, multimedia-friendly place to study, practice and develop language skills. 

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    Choose a Language Program