Degree Type
Academic Division The College
Chinese language courses develop advanced communication skills through intensive language training, and provide a foundation for understanding cultural traditions of China. The literature in translation courses aim to foster an awareness and understanding of East Asian cultures through an interdisciplinary approach, introducing historical background; social, philosophical and political issues.

Why Study Chinese at W&L?

The department’s curricula provide solid disciplinary training, preparing students to meet the challenges in future graduate studies or in career development.

Foreign Language FDR

One of the Foundation and Distribution Requirements at Washington and Lee is proficiency in a foreign language. The EALL Department offers coursework towards language proficiency in Chinese and Japanese.

Yanhong Zhu

Department Head

Jacque Bruce

Administrative Assistant

After W&L

Alumni of the EALL Department go on to enriching experiences and careers. Students have received fellowships like the Fulbright, Critical Language Scholarship, and Princeton in Asia Fellowship. They also go on to graduate school.

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