Why Choose Nazareth for Chinese?

The Chinese language program at Nazareth College is an immersive experience that provides students with concentrated training in Mandarin, the standard modern Chinese language.

In addition, students are exposed to the literature, history, culture, arts, and religions of China. The emphasis will be on preparing students for further study as translators and interpreters, and for corporate and government service, as well as preparing them for advanced study in the language and culture.

Program Highlights

  • Nazareth is the only Rochester, NY area college or university to offer a Chinese major, in which the growing demand for competency in language and culture continues to rise.
  • The program’s faculty comprises professors from various areas of study including history, art, and Asian studies; in addition, the faculty includes native speakers.
  • Students at Nazareth have access to fully equipped language labs as well as opportunities to participate in short-term or exchange study abroad opportunities in China.
  • The job market for proficient individuals continues to grow as companies in domestic and international markets actively seek employees with competence in the language and culture.
  • 10 courses are taught in Chinese at the 100, 200, and 300 levels and taken on campus and at Shandong Normal University, Nazareth’s partner school in China.
  • Students must study abroad at least one semester, with two semesters strongly encouraged.

Program Options

Typical Class Schedule

Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Contact Information

Zhansui Yu

Zhansui Yu

Assistant Professor
585-389-5146
zyu8@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 390
Dr. Nevan Fisher, professor. Chinese major, Chinese language program, Nazareth College Rochester, NY

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nevan Fisher

"Nazareth’s tours of China bring a large group of students to the world’s most dynamic economy, to link the College and our students to China, and to further create a global consciousness."

Example Careers

  • Importer/exporter
  • Immigration and customs
  • Journalist or travel writer
  • Teacher or professor
  • Textbook author or editor
  • Tour guide
  • Translator or interpreter