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University of Pittsburgh

Summer Program—SEALS

First Year Chinese

First Year Chinese is offered in two "five-week" sessions, as is Second Year Chinese.

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

Second Year Chinese 1 (CHIN 0003)
Second Year Chinese 2 (CHIN 0004)

NOTE: There are no scholarships for First Year Chinese or Second Year Chinese.

Please click here for a schedule chart of the 2015 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 a 5-week intensive Beginning Chinese sessions in 2015. 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.

For the summer of 2015, we are also going to offer the second year of Chinese language in two sessions.

Registration for the summer begins on February 16, 2015.


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

Summer 2015 dates:

Session I: May 18—June 20, 2015

Session II: June 29—August 1, 2015



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