This fundamental introduction to Mandarin Chinese focuses on pinyin and character review, pronunciation, grammar, tones, and Simplified Chinese characters. Students gain cultural understanding as well as improve their writing and speaking abilities. This course makes use of a Conversation Café to practice speaking with other students, teaching assistants, and the instructor. Live instructor-led lesson broadcasts are also available. This is the second course in a four-part Chinese series (CHIN 041, 043, 051, and 053) and is a continuation of First-Year Chinese, Part 1 (CHIN 041).

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.
Prerequisites
First-Year Chinese, Part 1 (CHIN 041) or equivalent
Course Outline
Pre-Lesson Review
Lesson 1: Family
Lesson 2: Addresses
Lesson 3: Meeting and Making Plans
Lesson 4: Phone Calls
Lesson 5: What Are You Doing?
Lesson 6: Mid-Course Cumulative Review
Lesson 7: Telling Time, Discussing Dates
Lesson 8: Schedules
Lesson 9: Ordering Food
Syllabus
Textbooks
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