This first year course in Mandarin Chinese teaches the mainland Chinese systems of Pinyin Romanization and simplified Chinese characters. Oral/aural communication and Chinese cultural context are emphasized. Reading and writing are introduced from the beginning of the course with a goal for mastery of 250 words by the end of the year. This course provides a solid foundation for listening, speaking, writing, and reading Chinese and cultivates a passion for the language through a highly interactive and dynamic cultural approach.
Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors