Chinese Section, Department of Foreign Languages
Majors: Chinese, Chinese with Honors, East Asia Regional Studies, Dual Language
Minors: East Asia Regional Studies
What Can I Expect from studying Chinese at West Point?
The Chinese Section, DFL at West Point offers Cadets of all language ability the opportunity to improve their language skills and regional knowledge. Our program is designed to develop those just starting to study Chinese and those with previous experience.
Class material will focus on functional language. At the advanced level, Cadets will focus on real-world news and documents. Majors who do abroad and work hard through the full complement of courses can expect an IRL 2/2 (Limited working proficiency), on the way to 3/3 (Professional working proficiency.)
Interact with Chinese at West Point!
Maximize your Chinese experience by exploring Chinese language and culture through films, cuisine, or trip sections in the Chinese Forum – see your DFL Chinese team for more info!
Immersion opportunities in the Chinese-speaking world:
Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIADs): 3 weeks of study in PRC or Taiwan.
In-country Research and Special Opportunities: Shorter trips for specific, in-depth research projects; participation in military-to-military dialogues; and other events.