These introductory language courses will introduce you to Mandarin Chinese so that you can communicate across
ethnic, cultural, ideological and national boundaries. Through the study of Chinese, you will develop an understanding of
Chinese interpersonal behavioral culture and related thought patterns. You will acquire the skill to speak, listen, read and write Chinese at a level of proficiency appropriate for continuing on to the next level in the curriculum. You will further acquire a level of cultural understanding suitable for correct performance of assigned tasks in Chinese.
Both courses are offered in the hybrid mode, combining online and in-person meetings. You will finish the first-year Chinese sequence in 10 short weeks!
Chinese 1111: Summer session 1 (SS1), May 30-June 30
Chinese 1112: Summer session 2 (SS2), July 10-Aug 11
Have you ever wanted to learn a sign language or communicate with people who are Deaf? The best way to learn ASL is to be immersed in it. ASL Classes here at UConn are taught by faculty who are Deaf! Each class will be an immersion into the Deaf world where you will see and learn so much about the Deaf Community while simultaneously becoming conversationally competent! This is not just a foreign language requirement, it is a way to broaden your horizons!
Language Requirement: Do you need to satisfy a language requirement before graduating? Most colleges require taking two elementary level classes and two intermediate level classes – that’s four semesters! Instead of taking two years to complete this requirement, finish it in only three months! The American Sign Language Department is proud to offer four ASL classes offered this summer. These classes would completely satisfy your University language requirement!