UAB students visiting China in 2014. UAB students visiting China in 2014. Spoken by more than 1.3 billion people, Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. China has a 5,000 year long history, civilization, and culture. Since 2010, China is the second largest economy in the world and is one of the major trading partners of the United States. It is emerging as a major player in world affairs.

Do you need other reasons to study Chinese? Here are more:

  • Speaking Chinese is important for many careers such as international business, marketing, international affairs, etc.
  • Knowing Chinese will open doors to one of the world's oldest, and richest cultures.
  • Learning Chinese is a cool thing to do. Not many Americans speak this critical language. Be unique, stylish, and on the cutting edge.
  • Scholarships and study abroad opportunities are available for Chinese studies at UAB.
  • If you studied Chinese in high school you can continue your studies at UAB. We use multi-media and interesting in-class activities to make learning fun and enjoyable.
  • If you haven't studied Chinese ... now is the time to start!