The Asian Languages Programs at Montclair State offer Chinese, Japanese, and Korean courses.
Asian Languages and Cultures (36-42 credits)
Why Asian Languages and Cultures?
- Chinese is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
- Chinese, Japanese, Korean, among other Asian languages, are critical languages as defined by the State Department.
- Asia’s civilizations offer non-Western perspectives and cross-cultural understanding to American students.
- China, Japan, and Korea have been three of America’s top six trading partners since 2013 (United States Census Bureau).
- Asia plays a key role in global affairs and America’s foreign policy.
- Asia is home to nearly 60% of the total world population.
What have students who have studied Asian languages done beyond MSU?
- Taught English in Korea, Japan
- Won the highly prestigious Critical Language Scholarship offered by the State Department
- Hired by a Taiwanese company
- Attended law school
- Pursued a Master’s Degree in Teaching
If you would like to learn more about the Asian Languages at Montclair State University, contact Dr. Wing Shan Ho, Coordinator of Asian Languages Programs.