Chinese Language and Culture, Short Course | Part time online | University of Regina | Canada
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Chinese Language and Culture

24 months
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The Certificate in Chinese Language and Culture is offered by University of Regina. This certificate is designed to help you develop a foundational understanding of Chinese culture and basic fluency in the language, while being flexible enough to complete as a stand-alone program or combined with a major in another discipline.


Key facts

There are numerous reasons to study Chinese. A knowledge of Chinese will help you to communicate with 1/5th of the world’s population. Moreover, since Chinese is one of the oldest written languages in the world, you will explore a civilization that is over 5,000 years old, start to understand its rich culture and history, and prepare to be a wiser and more informed global citizen. While it's true that Chinese has a very different system of writing than English or European languages, it is not as difficult as you may imagine!

As China is Canada’s second largest trading partner, many students learn Chinese as a way to enhance their business and professional careers, and open up international opportunities. Learning Chinese can be a gateway to other Asian languages and cultures, and can broaden your perspective on values and cultural traditions that are influential across Asia, such as certain religious beliefs and ethics. As such, students of Chinese not only gain language proficiency skills, they also gain a knowledge and appreciation of cultural diversity that positions them well for living and working in today's globalized world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Mandarin Chinese I
  • Intermediate Chinese
  • Tutorials and Directed Readings in Mandarin Chinese
  • Chinese Idioms and Short Stories
  • Intermediate Mandarin Chinese II
  • Advanced Mandarin Chinese
  • Translation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must meet University of Regina English Language Proficiency requirements prior to admission.
  • Students interested in Undergraduate Certificate Programs offered through the Centre for Continuing Education are encouraged to apply for admission.
  • The one-time, non-refundable application fee for first time undergraduate admission to the University of Regina in any program is $100 (subject to change without notice). Applications will not be processed until this fee is paid.

Tuition Fee

Per credit hour rate based upon faculty of the student Plus Student's Union fees and International Differential


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