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The teachers are always very enthusiastic and encouraging, and the classes are challenging and relatively fast-paced but are also fun and sometimes laidback. Also, the other students taking Chinese are super friendly and are willing to help each other out. I am excited and looking forward to taking more Chinese classes next quarter! Read More
My decision to learn Chinese arose during my sophomore year at college, as a means of fulfilling the 2 years of a foreign language required for the International Relations major. My decision to learn Chinese, specifically, was dependent on my desire to challenge myself, due to the fact that I had no prior knowledge of the language whatsoever. Read More
Taking Chinese at UC Davis has been a wonderful opportunity to learn not only about the Chinese language in both formal and informal contexts, but also about the interesting mix of ancient culture, modernism, and globalization that describes China today. The Chinese education I have received here has significance far beyond the classroom, and I hope that in my future professional pursuits that I can fully do it justice.
I have never been as motivated to study any subject as much as I did Japanese, and I don’t think I ever will be. Learning material for tests was never a chore, because I found almost all aspects of the program, from language to culture to history, truly amazing and eye-opening. Read More
Since I graduated from UCD a month ago, I have already really begun to miss studying Chinese. I hope to find a place to continue speaking and studying Chinese, but even if I do, I am certain it will be nowhere near as well organized, productive, and fun as UCDs program. I would highly recommend everyone take the challenge and try to learn a foreign language (especially Chinese! ) during their time at Davis. Xie xie to all my Chinese teachers and friends! Read More