Chinese is the most spoken language in the world (based on the number of speakers) and also the oldest written language in the world (roughly 6,000 years old). Chinese is mainly spoken in China, Singapore, and Malaysia.
The Chinese courses are offered through the Augusta University department of English and Foreign Languages in partnership with the Augusta University Confucius Institute. The aim of the Confucius Institute is to enhance multicultural awareness through a Chinese language and culture program in the broad Augusta community. In time, the Confucius Institute aims to also establish a comprehensive academic center for advancing the study of Chinese language and culture, and to provide Chinese language and culture instruction targeted to health professionals.
In addition to offering Chinese courses through the department of English and Foreign Languages, the Augusta University Confucius Institute also offers courses in Traditional Chinese Medicine courses through the Physical Therapy department .
The faculty teaching the Chinese courses at Augusta University are experienced Chinese language instructors from the prestigious Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Instructional-design services for these courses are provided by Georgianna Laws, a designer with an extensive international background in adult education and distance learning.
For assistance registering, contact the Registrar's office at 706-446-1430 or by e-mail at Registrar@augusta.edu.