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University of Pittsburgh

Summer Program—SEALS

First Year Chinese

First Year Chinese is offered in two "five-week" sessions

First Year Chinese 1 (CHIN 0001)
First Year Chinese 2 (CHIN 0002)

NOTE: There are no scholarships for First Year Chinese.

Please click here for a schedule chart of the Summer Chinese classes (pdf file)

Learn Chinese and immerse yourself in Chinese culture for 10 weeks this summer!

The Department of East Asian Language and Literature will offer two 5-week intensive Beginning Chinese sessions in 2014. The class will meet 5 days a week. Students will work closely with teachers to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Chinese. You do not have to have prior experience in Chinese to be enrolled in Summer Session I. You can register for both two sessions, which combined is equivalent to one academic year of Chinese at Pitt, or register for one session only (and that is equivalent to one semester’s of Chinese at Pitt). Upon completion of the two sessions, students will learn about 600 Chinese characters.

After Summer Session I, you will be able to talk about simple topics of daily life and to read and write short passages. Upon completion of Summer Session II, you can conduct simple, practical conversations, and to read and write short passages on a variety of everyday topics such as transportation, dining, asking directions, lodging, travel, etc.


If you have any question, please contact Professor Yi Xu at

Summer 2014 dates:

Session I: May 21—June 21, 2014

Session II: June 30—August 2, 2014



Schedule for the day:

Class Period 1 10:00 am - 11:10 am
Class Period 2 11:20 am - 12:30 pm
Class Period 3 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm