Chinese - Beginning, Microcredential

Saint Louis University's Microcredential in Beginning Chinese consists of six required credit hours. Satisfactory completion of the required courses allows the SLU student to develop the necessary skills to conduct basic-level communication in Chinese through the acquisition of appropriate vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, listening comprehension, speaking capabilities, and an introduction to Chinese culture.

The Microcredential in Beginning Chinese aligns itself with all other programs in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in that it is designed to help students gain a broader understanding of themselves, as well as the languages and cultures of others. This inherently fosters an understanding and appreciation for diverse perspectives and represents a crucial virtue in today's globalized world.

Admission Requirements

For current, active Saint Louis University students wishing to declare a microcredential, complete the Update for Student Curriculum Record form

For non-Saint Louis University students, click here to apply as a Visiting/Non-Degree Seeking Student. 

CHIN 1010Elementary Chinese I: Language and Culture3
CHIN 1020Elementary Chinese II: Language and Culture3
Total Credits6

Continuation Standards

Students are expected to earn a "C" or better in both required courses. Students who do not achieve the "C" or better grade in a required course will be expected to repeat the course in an attempt to achieve the "C" or better grade. Students may repeat a required course one time. Failure to achieve the "C" or better grade after one repeat attempt will have the student dismissed from the microcredential in Beginning Chinese.