Chinese

"There is nothing more satisfying than communicating with someone in their own language. Even speaking some basic Mandarin has helped our company conduct business."
Henk den Breejen
Mandarin Language Studies
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Learning to speak Chinese can help you do business and make connections at home and in Asia, and here in Vancouver, where Chinese is the second most common mother-tongue, it facilitates communication with neighbours, clients and colleagues alike.

Our Mandarin courses are offered at all levels and our instructors are experienced and professionally trained native speakers who will help you develop fluency in small, dynamic classes that use Pin-Yin (Chinese characters in the Latin alphabet) to help ease the learning process.

Read what our instructor Jenny Lu says about the benefits of learning Mandarin in this Vancouver Sun article.

Courses and Programs

Programs

Chinese

UBC Award of Achievement Program
The UBC Award of Achievement in Chinese is a part-time program that helps you improve your language skills, enhance your knowledge of Chinese culture, prepare for travel and increase your career opportunities. LEARN MORE

Chinese Translation

UBC Award of Achievement Program
The UBC Award of Achievement in Chinese/English Translation teaches you fundamental translation skills, enhances your writing and editing skills, and prepares you to work in the field. LEARN MORE

Translation and Interpretation for Business (Chinese)

UBC Certificate Program
The UBC Certificate in Translation and Interpretation for Business (Chinese/English) teaches you fundamental translation skills, enhances your cross-cultural understanding and prepares you to work successfully in international and intercultural environments. LEARN MORE