Knowledge of the language and culture of China and Japan opens the door to a world of opportunity in business, government, education, the arts and many other sectors.
Asia has a population of over three billion people, and in our age of globalization the continent is increasingly relevant to Western life. The University of Vermont offers language instruction in Chinese and Japanese, two of the five official languages of the United Nations. Our goal is to provide the best possible instruction in the languages and literatures of these countries, helping students gain greater understanding of Asian culture and the capacity to thrive in environments where these languages are spoken.
Opening New Worlds
Our Chinese and Japanese language, literature, and culture classes, as well as Arabic language and culture classes, provide you with the skills to read, write, speak and understand the major languages of Asia. The rewards include an appreciation of the rich literary heritage of Asian and Arabic civilizations and access an exciting range of career opportunities.
Inspired Teachers, Expert Mentors
Faculty in both the Japanese and Chinese departments are experts in Asian languages and literatures and knowledgeable about Asian cultures. They are also specialists in teaching Asian languages to American college students. Their excitement about sharing knowledge about their specialized language and culture is contagious.