Why Take Chinese?

Why Take Chinese Infographic


Graduates of the GVSU Chinese program have gone on to successful careers in:

  • International Law
  • International Sales and Research and Development departments in multi-national corporations
  • Graduate studies in Chinese language, Literature, history, philosophy, and social media. 
  • Teaching English as a foreign Language in China and Taiwan
  • Secondary Language education in local school districts
  • Military with developments in East Asia
  • Medical and health services 

Fun Facts

  • Chinese is spoken by 1/5 of the world's population
  • China has the 2nd largest economy in the world
  • China is the largest global market in the 21st century
  • The Chinese written language has over 4,000 years of continuous history
  • Chinese is a non-inflected language (no tenses or conjunctions to memorize!)
  • The written language is non-phonetic 


GVSU has the Chinese language and Culture club, with regular activities throughout the year, including cultural events, movies, and study sessions. 

Page last modified November 18, 2020