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Why study Chinese?​

Mandarin Chinese is the world’s second-most spoken language. Learn Chinese in order to join the huge community of Chinese speakers.

China has the world’s second-largest economy. If you pursue a career in international business, speaking Chinese may give you a leg up.

China is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Knowing Chinese will make exploring this amazing country even more enjoyable.

Research has demonstrated the cognitive benefits of bilingualism. If you don’t already speak a second language, learning Chinese will give your brain a boost.

Course Offerings

Dallas College offers beginning and intermediate Chinese courses.

Check the credit class schedule for current course availability.

The Core Curriculum

Chinese courses are part of the Dallas College Core Curriculum.

Ask your success coach whether you can incorporate Chinese courses into your degree plan.


If you are already proficient in Mandarin Chinese and feel that you are ready to skip one or more levels, you may take a placement exam. The placement exam will be used only for placement. It will not give you credit for any courses skipped.

Before deciding whether or not to take a placement exam, please consult with your success coach.

Concurrent (Noncredit) Enrollment

If you'd like to take a college-level Chinese class but do not need college credit, you can take it “concurrently" for noncredit. A concurrent section may already exist on the Continuing Education (CE) schedule. Please contact a CE success coach if you have any questions.