The cover of the Language Educator magazine showing a man and two women Welcome to the website of the Chinese Language Program at Amherst College. The Chinese Language Program offers a coherent sequence of Mandarin Chinese courses with an integrated approach to basic linguistic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Our curriculum gives balanced consideration to a variety of genres of contemporary Chinese with an emphasis on reading proficiency of authentic texts. Aided by digitalized technology, we focus on pronunciation, tones, Chinese characters and the basic structure of Chinese grammar.


Contact Information

Our department phone and fax numbers are:

  • (413) 542-5841
  • (413) 542-8426 (fax)

Individual Department Contacts

Weijia Li

Weijia Li

Senior Lecturer in Chinese

109 Webster Hall
Tong Shen

Tong Shen

Senior Lecturer in Chinese

105 Webster Hall
Xiaoping Teng

Xiaoping Teng

Senior Lecturer in Chinese

107 Webster Hall