Central Catholic provides three years of Chinese Studies as a foreign language elective. The classes are based on the Learn Chinese with Me series of books and corresponding workbooks, which allow students to practice and review the Chinese language. After three years of learning, students can reach level three of the Youth Chinese Test. During Chinese teaching and learning, students learn a totally different language, including the pronunciation and characters, and are also acquainted with Chinese traditional and modern cultures, including celebrations and holidays, Chinese calligraphy, food, etc. A summer trip to China is an option for Chinese Studies students, and is sponsored by Hanban of China.