Yeah, it’d totally count! Foreign language is a legit academic subject, no worries.
Courtenay ‘13 responds: “对。他们都是本宁顿的大学生.”
(She is participating in nearby Middlebury College’s summer language program, in which all participants sign an oath to only communicate in their language of study for the duration of the program).
According to Google Translate, that Mandarin equates (more or less) to a ‘yes.’ Hope that helps!
We offer Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, and Italian.
The cool thing about foreign language classes at Bennington is that when you read the course descriptions (or, obviously, take the classes) you realize that they are actually about literature, culture, history, film, philosophy, anthropology, politics, art, identity, etc.
You can see some of the past course offerings in foreign languages by checking out this link!
I was told I’m taking a tour to of prospective students of chines to a Chinese class here, so I tried to remember what I know of the language. Wo yao cher nee means “I want to eat you”, wo ei nee means “I love you”. I was advised not to say this as I greeted my tour, and I agreed. Then we looked up the phonology of chinese, regarding the 5 tones.