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The CCSF Chinese section offers a robust variety of courses in order to meet the varied needs of our San Francisco community.

  • The first two years of college Chinese study (Mandarin), CHIN 1, 1A, 1B, 2, etc.
  • Courses for heritage speakers of Chinese in both language (Mandarin)  (CHIN 31) and culture (CHIN 33)
  • Conversation courses in Mandarin for beginning students (CHIN 12A, B, C) and for those who already speak other dialects of Chinese (CHIN 14A, B, C).
  • Conversation courses in Cantonese (CHIN 10A, B, C)

Whatever your situation, we have a course for you! Please contact a member of the Chinese faculty for more information.


The department offers both a Certificate and a Major in Chinese (Mandarin). See the course catalog for details:  Chinese Program