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Chinese (Mandarin) is one of the most popular languages in the world, becoming an increasingly integral part of worldwide economic, social, and political systems. The Saint Louis University Chinese program offers a series of courses that focus on linguistic skills, cultural enrichment, and global citizenship.

The SLU program distinguishes itself not only by its systematic approach toward oral and written proficiency but also by its unique course delivery, which is characterized by community participation in diverse cultural events, academic competitions and lively classroom discussions. Students will benefit from language mastery that unlocks practical opportunities in international workplaces. Moreover, the Chinese program at SLU presents students with the opportunity to cultivate global empathy and cultural sensitivity, which are vital to success in both professional and personal spheres of life.

An instructor smiles while talking at the front of a classroom, as students are seen from behind. Chinese characters are visible on the board in the background.


Saint Louis University offers Chinese language courses offered at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels to meet the language requirements of all students at Saint Louis University. 

Coordinator:  Yun Lee, Ph.D.