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The combined advantages of small class size, one on one tutoring, personalized advisement, extracurricular activities, and multiple study abroad opportunities deliver an ideal environment for accelerated language study. Enabling motivated students of the program to reach a professional level proficiency in Mandarin Chinese.

Throughout their four years at UNG, students are continuously enrolled in Chinese language and culture courses. Students of the Chinese Language Flagship may pursue any UNG bachelor’s degree program but must also choose to minor, major, or dual major in Chinese.

Pursue at least one of the following degree programs:

  • Chinese Language & Literature (BA)
  • Chinese for Global Professions (BA)
  • Strategic Studies - Language Concentration
  • Chinese Minor

Request an appointment with a Chinese Flagship advisor: 

The Flagship Model - Flagship Expected Competence Levels

The building blocks to professional level proficiency in Chinese.

Media Proficiency

Student should be able to read and interpret newspaper articles with minimal dictionary use and comprehend most factual, temporal, and causal relationship presented in those articles.

Modern Literature, History, & Politics

Demonstrate cultural literacy with respect to coursework. Ideally, the candidate will have had at least one course in these areas as part of general cultural literacy.

Basic Literary Chinese

Students should have a basic command of literary Chinese and recognize differences in styles in Chinese to meet the expectation of formal and informal settings.


Domain Training

Students should be able to read and comprehend college-level textbooks written for native speakers in their chosen domains. Students should begin to be able to access professional writing in their domains as well.

General Language Proficiency

Consistent with advanced level proficiency standards, students should be able to produce and understand lengthy stories, give elaborate descriptions of objects and situations. They should be able to explain complex relationships, and discuss abstract topics that are not supported by objects in the immediate environment.

Pre-program Culture Preparation

Students should understand and accept as valid alternative ways of organizing one’s life and social interactions Chinese behavioral norms, political processes, administrative procedures, instructional practices, and perspectives on world events.

An Early Start?

High school students and incoming UNG students can jumpstart their language study while evaluating their aptitude and interest in Chinese by attending the Summer Language Institute (SLI) at UNG on the beautiful Dahlonega campus.

High school students with a clear desire and intent to participate in Chinese Flagship at UNG can gain an early start by accumulating core credits from AP classes in high school, taking CLEP tests, and if possible, by pursuing dual enrollment through MOWR to attend SLI.

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