NEW Chinese Major & Minor

Why is it important to learn Chinese?

  • Chinese is the modern language with the oldest, continuously written language in the world
  • At the current pace of growth, China will surpass the U.S. to become the world’s largest economy in 20 years
  • A variety of career options will be open to those who have solid Chinese language skills: university scholars, teachers, international affairs, law, diplomacy, international business and trade

Courses offered at WKU

  • CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese I
  • CHIN 102 Elementary Chinese II
  • CHIN 201Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHIN 202 Intermediate Chinese II
  • CHIN 306 Experiencing Chinese Abroad
  • CHIN 318 Intermediate Business Chinese
  • CHIN 320 Chinese Conversation and Composition
  • CHIN 333 Chinese Culture and Civilization
  • CHIN 401 Advanced Chinese I
  • CHIN 402 Advanced Chinese II
  • CHIN 418 Advanced Business Chinese
  • CHIN 420 Advanced Chinese Stylistics


Dr. Ke Peng. Assistant Professor of Chinese
Dr. Peng earned her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition from the University of Arizona with a major in East Asian Studies and a minor in linguistics. She holds a Master of Science degree in Foreign Language Education from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Yifang Zhang. Instructor of Chinese
Ms. Zhang is a volunteer teacher in the Han Ban Program in China. Ms. Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate in Teaching Chinese As a Second Language from the Northeast Normal University, China.

For more information, contact Dr. Ke Peng at 745-5694 or

(Source: Department of Modern Languages)

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