The course objectives are divided into the fields of language training and the teaching of basic regional and historical knowledge.
The program provides basic qualifications in modern Chinese standard language (both spoken and written) as a prerequisite for the mastery of everyday communication. The fifth semester is spent at a Chinese or Taiwanese partner university
One great strength of the Göttingen Sinology Department is its excellent language training program. The language is taught exclusively by Chinese native speakers and in groups of less than 15 students. To enable you to consolidate and extend your language proficiency also in a Chinese-speaking environment, we will provide you with intensive support in preparing and implementing your study abroad. Through long-term cooperation with universities in mainland China and Taiwan and regular monitoring of the learning progress achieved in these countries, we ensure optimal language training for our students also during their study abroad
Basic regional and historical knowledge: The students acquire basic regional and historical knowledge (geography, climate, natural resources, customs, government, history), which enables them to take up teaching assignments in the future.