Basic Language Programs

We currently offer two tracks of the Chinese Basic Language Program. Both tracks can be used to satisfy the LAS Foreign Language Requirement.

  • Track I : Chinese for the Non-Native Speakers (CHIN 101-104)
  • Track II: Chinese for Heritage Learners from Mandarin-Speaking Backgrounds (CHIN 111-112)

The LAS Foreign Language Requirement may be fulfilled by passing Chinese 104 or Chinese 112, or passing the Chinese Placement Test.

The UIC placement test is used to determine the appropriate track and course for each student. All students are required to take the placement test, even if they have never studied or been exposed to the Chinese language before. Please see the “Placement” section below for more information.