Course Description : This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge, or very limited knowledge, of Mandarin Chinese. Strong emphasis will be placed on acquiring conversational and comprehension skills, using practical and interesting situational materials that will stress both language and culture. Grammatical patterns and syntax will be introduced with the aim that students read and write Pinyin and simplified Chinese characters. NOTE: This course is not open to native Chinese speakers or to students with more than two years of Chinese in high school, except by approval of the department chairperson.
Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture