A country with over five thousand years of vibrant history, China has the second largest economy in the world and is one of the United State's most active trading partners. 

Roanoke's Chinese program focuses on cultural understanding as well as conversational language skills.  Why study Chinese at Roanoke?

Perspective. Exposure to Chinese language and culture enriches a student's educational experience by offering perspectives from a distinctly different world view.

Edge. Learning the language of the world's top exporter gives graduates a competitive advantage in an increasingly global business landscape.

Growth. One in five people currently speak Chinese. As China's role in world affairs continues to grow, Chinese will become an even more important language worldwide.  

Chinese courses offered at Roanoke

Sample Course Offerings:

  • CHIN 102: Elementary Chinese II students
  • CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese 
  • CHIN 306: Advanced Studies in Chinese 
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5th annual Roanoke College International Film Series happening Feb. 15-26

The program is hosting eight, free film screenings at venues across the Roanoke Valley.

Roanoke College hosts inaugural International Film Festival

The inaugural Roanoke College International Film Festival will kick off next month, aiming to bring together the campus and Roanoke communities through culture and film. 

Mrs. Rong B. Chang
Adjunct Senior Lecturer