Chinese Studies 中文系

Multilingually and multiculturally smart!

Did you know that, right here in Botswana, you can learn a language that is spoken by more than one billion people in the world? Mandarin Chinese is one of six official languages of the United Nations.

Take a step, learn Mandarin Chinese with other China related subjects and open doors of opportunity for yourself. Be proficient in Mandarin Chinese, travel to China, experience Chinese culture and be internationally competitive.

Register with us and be multilingually, multiculturally and multidisciplinarily smart. You will be equipped with skills and knowledge to be an agent of change as an employee or employer in the following sectors and beyond: international business/trade, banking, diplomacy and international organizations, the civil service, tourism, education, consultancy etc.

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Great Opportunity to explore China 探索中国

Our programme provides you with an opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities in China and get first-hand experience with Chinese culture and using Mandarin Chinese.


Course offering in the degree programme

Language courses Non-language courses
Basic Mandarin Introduction to China
Pre-intermediate Mandarin Chinese Understanding China
Intermediate Mandarin Chinese Reading & Writing Ancient and Imperial History of China
Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK Level 3) Chinese Philosophy and Religion
Intermediate Mandarin Chinese Listening & Speaking Introduction to Chinese Literature in Translation
Chinese for Travelling Modern History of China
Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK Level 4) Political Economy of Contemporary China
Advanced Mandarin Chinese Chinese Speaking Societies in the World
Chinese Literature and Culture Hot Topics in Contemporary China
Business Chinese Africa’s Relations with China


China, Globalization & Changing Power Relations

Career prospects for a Chinese Studies graduate

Graduates with a qualification in Chinese Studies can find employment opportunities in a wide range of sectors, such as: international businessbankingdiplomacy and international organizationsthe civil servicetourismeducationetc.

Staff Profile

Name Position Department
Dr. Liang Chen Lecturer Chinese Studies
Dr. Ivan Franceschini Senior Lecturer Chinese Studies
Miss Pitlagano Maifala Secretary Chinese Studies
Mr. Gracious Tshepiso 马奕男 Masule Lecturer Chinese Studies
Ms. Duna M. Raletsatsi Lecturer Chinese Studies
contact us


Secretary: +267 355 5370
Academic staff: +267 355 5441/ 5442/ 4930


Block 253 (the old Student Centre, located between the Administration Block and Protection Services)
First floor, office 125 (Secretary)

In pursuit of academic excellence