The Department of Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (DALLC) regularly offers four levels of instruction in Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin), designed to enable the student to become proficient in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as introductory courses in Classical Chinese, and occasionally, Cantonese and Taiwanese. The department also offers disciplinary courses taught either in English or in Chinese on Chinese literature, linguistics, or cultural studies. Students majoring in Chinese are strongly encouraged to study in mainland China or Taiwan during one or both semesters of their junior/senior year, or during the summer. All students, whether you are a language learner or a native speaker, are cordially invited to join us for the weekly Chinese language table.