~*kaleido_sköpe*~ (kaleido_skop) wrote in temple_u_japan,

Anyone have any information about classes.....in Chinese?

Hey there, everyone!  I just found this community the other day....it's been really helpful reading some of the posts and opinions.  Thanks, all!
Well, I have been accepted into TUJ....the main reason for my interest in this school is learning to live in an [Asian/foreign] city and culture, along with day-to-day experience that makes such a difference in language studies.  And of course, Tokyo remains my absolute favorite city to this day ;)

So, for the longest time I decided on "International Affairs major / Japanese minor".   And while I still am interested in the IA major, I am reconsidering taking Japanese as a minor.  Mainly because...well...another situation has made me reconsider if I would want to minor in Japanese rather than just learn for the sake of compelling interest.  For the past 6 months I've had to drop Japanese studies completely and dive hard into Mandarin- and in 3 weeks I'll be plopped in the middle of little Taiwan for a gap year exchange.    

*To the point-  has anyone here taken Chinese classes at TUJ?  Have any of you heard about the quality of these classes?  In that same regard, anyone here currently an International Affairs major?  

I am a complete language geek, and I am quickly finding a love and appreciation of Chinese.  I am considering studying the Chinese curriculum, assuming I would continue to study Japanese on a day-to-day basis  Has anyone ever witnessed any brave (and perhaps stupid) souls attempting to take both courses? Thanks so much for your help Apologies for the long post- I'm extremely tired and perhaps rambling ><

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Is there actually more than one chinese class at tuj? I thouht there was only 1 level of chiense and korean taught. I only know one person who took it, and they dropped it because they said it was mostly japanese students taking it and it was taught assuming you know more japanese than english, and that person didn't. Im just assuming the quality is the same as the japanese courses which IMO is not very good at all...
yeah there language program is rather sub-par I only took Japanese though. I know a few students brought this up to the dean and he was trying to make some changes.

Also FYI TUJ is WAY more active on facebook