Chinese Programme Summary
About 150 United Nations staff members and diplomats take Chinese classes each term.
The Chinese programme offers 10 regular courses from Level 1 (elementary) to Level 9
(advanced) in addition to a number of special courses such as Intermediate Conversation,
Advanced Conversation, Characters and Calligraphy, and Chinese through Multimedia. Besides
regularly scheduled cultural events such as day trips and lectures, the Chinese Programme
also conducts a bi-weekly Conversation Hour with Columbia University Chinese graduate
students and a three-week intensive Summer Study Programme in China.