Chinese Language and Culture Club (CLACC)
Chinese Culture Club, in collaboration with Chinese Language Club under the umbrella organization of Wheaton Chinese Language and Culture Club (CLACC), promotes learning, appreciation and understanding of the Chinese culture on Wheaton's campus and in the surrounding community. Club activities encourage and provide fellowship for students with an interest in China to share and cultivate their knowledge of the Chinese culture and language as well as to enlarge students’ worldview through their interacting with all of God’s world from a Christian perspective.
Two major annual events are the Mid-autumn Festival and the New Year Celebration. Other events include Mandarin Table, Game Night, Dumpling Party, Bubble Tea Fundraisers, etc. Special speakers are featured on a variety of topics such as Chinese Church, Chinese Calligraphy, etc.
President: Michael Chen
Advisor: Rose Wang
Asian Studies Track - Interdisciplinary Studies
Asian Studies draws upon the expertise and courses relevant to Asia that are available at the College. It provides academic training for fields such as diplomatic service, education, missions, religious studies, business, international law, journalism, and history, as well as graduate school. In addition, the Asian Studies track encourages various summer programs to Asia, including the China Studies Program of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
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Pui Tak Center
The Pui Tak Center is a church-based community in Chinatown, Chicago where students can go to tutor Chinese children or adults ESL as well as practicing their Chinese.
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The Language Learning Center
The LLC is a facility intended to provide the resources for current language students, those studying on their own, faculty and staff who need to pursue the study and improve of their language skills. It provides TellMeMore Chinese language software, a catalog of Chinese movies/DVDs and the equipment for viewing them and audio equipment for listening to class-related materials.
Students meet in the cafeteria for casual conversation and language practice over dinner once a week. Anyone of the campus community who is interested in using or improving language skills or discussing and experiencing Chinese culture together is welcome to join the group.