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Modern Languages Department


General Information

中文课欢迎你 zhōngwén kè huānyíng nĭ !”“Welcome to the Chinese class!” Chinese is spoken by more people than any other language in the world.  More than one-fifth of the world’s population live in China!  Beyond that, there are many Chinese people living in Southeast Asia and around the world.  From ancient time, Chinese people believed it is essential to know other’s culture before entering their territory.  This is particularly true for those interested in business and missionary opportunities in China.  Chinese people are very open to the Gospel.

China opened its doors three decades ago.  It has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, making Chinese an increasingly sought languages in the 21st century.  Learning Chinese language and culture will equip you with a better understanding of China’s culture and people, and will make you more effective in your profession whatever the path you chose.




For more details on the curriculum requirements and the types of courses you would be taking as a Chinese Business Major , visit our Online Course Catalog or take a look at the printable Modern Language Department Brochure.

  (Course catalog and major brochure include PDF files. Click here for the Adobe® PDF Reader®)

CHIN 101, 102 Fundamentals of Chinese I, II.  Meets General Education Languages and Cultures requirement.

CHIN 201 Intermediate Chinese. Meets General Education Languages and Cultures requirement.


Opportunities for Chinese Students Click here


How To Apply

To apply for admission to Messiah College, simply call and request an application at 1-800-233-4220 or apply online! Open House dates and major-specific events are scheduled throughout the year. Students may arrange for a variety of visit options to suit their interests and schedule.

* Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin.