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Learn the language of one of the world’s fastest growing economies in JCCC’s Chinese courses. Studying Chinese will give you an advantage in business, engineering, and more! Knowing Chinese can help you break into the exciting field of international relations and earn your place on the global stage.

What Will I Learn in JCCC's Chinese Courses?

At Johnson County Community College, Chinese classes are part of our Foreign Language department.

By studying Chinese at JCCC, you will learn:

  • Basic sounds and characters in Chinese
  • Chinese vocabulary and grammar
  • How to read Chinese
  • Basic conversational skills in Chinese
  • Chinese traditions to gain greater cultural understanding 

You can take Elementary Chinese I (FL 165) and move on to Elementary Chinese II (FL 166).  This sequence meets the Foreign Language requirement for many bachelor’s degrees at four-year schools. Our Chinese courses are guaranteed by the Kansas Board of Regents to transfer to all Kansas public postsecondary institutions.

Do you need to take the placement exam? Visit JCCC's Language Resource Center to learn about testing options.

Why JCCC's Chinese Courses?

Our professors make your learning experience fun and interesting with practical applications and lots of in-class activities.

There are various reasons to choose JCCC to start your Chinese studies. Our Chinese professors make your learning experience fun and interesting with practical applications and lots of in-class activities.

As a Chinese student at JCCC, you have access to:

  • Free, personal tutoring in the Language Resource Center (LRC)
  • Smaller class sizes taught by native or near-native Chinese speakers
  • Interactive teaching methods such as small group and one-on-one pairings
  • Friendships with Chinese-speaking students through the International Club

For the ultimate immersion experience, you can participate in JCCC’s Study Abroad program in China each year.

Tools and Resources at JCCC

In addition to tutoring and small classes, you’ll have access to various resources as a JCCC student. The Career Development Center, Academic Counseling, and Financial Aid office are just a few examples of the resources you can take advantage of on JCCC’s campus. While joining the International Club is a wonderful way to meet other Chinese-speaking students, you can also participate in our other Clubs and Organizations to meet fellow JCCC students.

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Studying Chinese could increase your opportunities for a job, scholarship or fellowship. Chinese is the second-largest language community on the internet, with more than 800 million speakers connected to the web.

You could have a lucrative career as an online Chinese translator or as a translator in the U.S. for thousands of tourists and businesspeople who visit. You also might work for an international Chinese company or one of the many U.S. companies who do business with China.

Understanding the Chinese culture opens the door to careers in:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Government
  • Entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Medicine
  • Technology

Two years of Chinese meets the foreign language requirement for many bachelor’s degrees. Most Chinese courses at JCCC are guaranteed to transfer to all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. To learn more about transferring from JCCC to a four-year university visit Transfer Information and Services.


Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.