Why Take Chinese?

  • One quarter of the world's population speaks Chinese
  • It’s the oldest continuous culture in the world
  • China is the world’s second largest economy
  • Chinese has no tenses, genders, or declensions to memorize
  • As a tonal language, it uses both hemispheres of the brain more actively
  • Learning Chinese changes your brain, and makes you smarter
  • Chinese characters are beautiful
  • Sac State and CSU study abroad in mainland China and Taiwan
  • Sac State offers a minor in Chinese and a major in Asian Studies (Chinese Concentration)
  • Just because it is fun!