One fourth of the world’s population speaks Chinese. As one of the oldest languages in the world, the Chinese language preserves much poetry and philosophy. Learning it will help open your eyes to another world. Although Chinese is a challenging language to learn, Richland College offers you the opportunity to study it while having fun. The aim is not only to teach you how to speak another language, but also to help you understand another culture and strengthen communication among people. Let a gust of wind from the East refresh your life!

Did you know?

China has a rich and ancient culture with over 5,000 years of history. Within the next 15 years, it is expected that China will overtake the United States as the number one economy in the world. Learning Chinese can improve your career as international businesses prefer to hire those who speak more than one language. Knowing Chinese and Chinese culture may give you the edge over others. The importance of China and the Chinese language has never been so high!

If you are interested in learning a language spoken by over one billion people in the world, seeking professional and personal enrichment, or trying to do business with a Chinese partner, this is a chance tailored for you!

Our program

Courses are available day, night and online. Instruction focuses on Mandarin Chinese language skills and the Chinese culture. Courses also address the special needs of Heritage students.


  • To quickly build communication skills needed in real life
  • To acquire confidence through oral practice
  • To read and write Chinese characters
  • To introduce Chinese culture
Contact InformationFaculty
Department Office:
Lavaca Hall, L208
Phone: 972-238-6943
Fax: 972-238-6166
Dr. Jiajun Bracewell