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Chinese Guide

The Center for World Languages Program

Each year the Center for World Languages helps hundreds of Five College students learn more than 40 less-commonly taught languages, from Amharic to Dutch to Vietnamese. Students direct their own learning in a supervised independent format, meeting weekly with native-speaking/fluent conversation partners, developing cultural competence, and preparing themselves for study, research and employment throughout the world—all while earning course credit. You can find more information on their website.

The Center for World Languages also provides employment opportunities for native speakers of less-commonly taught languages. Students can work as conversation partners for other students in their Mentored and Supervised Independent language programs.

Chinese Offerings

The Five College Center for the Study of World Languages offers Supervised Independent Language Program (SILP) Cantonese classes for advanced Mandarin speakers. Apply for the program here.

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