Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature
China boasts a rich history and culture. Mandarin Chinese is spoken by over 1 billion people worldwide. Interesting Fact: Unlike French, Spanish and Portuguese, Chinese has no verb conjugations nor gender-specific nouns.

Students from the Faculties of Medical Sciences, Law, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences
can now substitute one Foundation Course for a Cave Hill course in a foreign language at a level appropriate to their prior exposure, as determined by the Discipline of Modern Languages (note that you may not substitute specific Foundation courses that your Faculty requires you to take). Courses are available in Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Contact the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature for further information.

Chinese Courses (For Credits)

CHIN 1001 - Beginners' Chinese I  (formerly CHIN0101)

This course will introduce the students to the study of the Chinese language and culture and enable them to communicate at a basic level in every-day life situations with speakers of the language. This course will also introduce students to the essentials of Chinese grammar and syntax; to writing of Chinese characters and to the Chinese specific linguistic feature of tone. 
CHIN 1002 - Beginners Chinese II  (formerly CHIN0102)

This course follows on from CHIN 0101 and will enable the students to widen their vocabulary and master an increased number of Chinese characters. The students will also acquire and learn to use additional basic sentence patterns and expand their knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture. 
Reach Us
Have more questions?
Visit: Faculty of Humanities & Education, Department of Language, Linguistics & Literature (upstairs, facing quadrangle)
Tel: (246) 417-4396 Dr. Desrine Bogle, Coordinator, Modern Languages: Email:
Fax: (246) 424-0634
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Faculty of Humanities and Education
Telephone: (246) 417-4385/87 Fax: (246) 424-0634 E-mail: