The richness and majesty of the Chinese culture has always fascinated me. This is what prompted me to take Chinese here at Linfield. I was, however, worried that I wouldn't be able to speak a language that is so different from English. Luckily I didn't let my reservations prevent me from enrolling in the course. Chinese has not only been my favorite area of study, it has also been the most rewarding. The Chinese program has given me a glimpse into the unique Chinese culture, an opportunity not available at many colleges. The rewards of taking Chinese far surpass the challenges that go with it.