This fundamental introduction to Mandarin Chinese focuses on pinyin and character background, pronunciation, grammar, tones, and Simplified Chinese characters. This course makes use of a Conversation Café to practice speaking with other students, teaching assistants, and the instructor. This is the first course in a four-part Chinese series (CHIN 041, 043, 051, and 053).

Course Details

Note
All speaking appointments require high-speed internet access (hardwired if possible) and a computer with a webcam, a microphone, and speakers or headphones.

Access to a printer and scanner or digital camera is also necessary for written assignments.

Exams are only available in a paper format; please plan for shipping time.
Course Outline
Lesson 1: Basic Concepts of Chinese
Lesson 2: Greetings
Lesson 3: Names
Lesson 4: Nationalities and Languages
Lesson 5: Studies
Lesson 6: Review of Units 2-5
Lesson 7: Introductions
Lesson 8: Family
Lesson 9: Addresses
Syllabus
Textbooks
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