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Modern Languages - Chinese

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Welcome to Cerritos College Chinese Program!

Chinese is the most spoken language in the world -- about 1.2 billion people (around 16% of the world's population) speak Chinese. Along with China’s economic growth and interwoven China-U.S. economic and commercial relations, Chinese language is proliferating.

Cerritos College Chinese Program offers an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Chinese. Since 2017 when Chinese AA degree was awarded, there has been nearly 30 students who have obtained the degree. These graduates have either transferred to four-year universities to explore Chinese further by taking upper-division courses or have entered into a profession that is dedicated to U.S-China educational, cultural and commercial cooperation and exchanges. Students who earn Chinese AA Degree also have a chance to obtain Chinese Program Scholarship.

The core courses for Chinese major include CHIN 101 (Elementary Chinese I), CHIN 102 (Elementary Chinese II), CHIN 201 (Intermediate Chinese I), CHIN 202 (Intermediate Chinese II), and CHIN 260 (Chinese Culture & Society, offered online in English). These courses aim to develop students’ survival skills in handling everyday situations in a Chinese-speaking environment and their knowledge and understanding of general aspects of Chinese culture and society.  

The characteristics of Chinese Program are: Student-centered, Task-based, Tech-assisted, Immersion and Fun.

Cerritos College Chinese Program Newsletter

Cerritos College Chinese Program Website

Chinese Club
Donation to Chinese Program Scholarship
through Cerritos College Foundation 
Group of students.
For more info about Cerritos College Chinese Program, please contact

Yiran Zhou

Associate Professor of Chinese

Chinese Club & KPOP Adviser

 (562) 860-2451 ext. 2538

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