Mandarin: Beginner

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Course description

This fun, interactive course is a follow-up to the Introductory level. In addition to practicing pronunciation, you will learn more vocabulary and basic grammar skills. You will also start to explore the amazing world of Chinese characters and find out they are not as scary as they look!

Considering that language reflects culture, this course will also offer you greater opportunity to experience Chinese culture. 

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish and reproduce the four tones of the language with greater ease;
  • Use Pinyin (an invaluable Mandarin pronunciation guide, which uses the English alphabet) more effectively;
  • Understand and use the new vocabulary and basic grammar that will be taught;
  • Ask and answer simple questions;
  • Recognize and reproduce the simplest of Chinese strokes;
  • Form basic sentences;
  • Be more familiar with Chinese culture, by means of Chinese social media, songs, videos, etc.

 

Note: World Language courses are offered three times per year:

  • September (registration opens in June)
  • January (registration opens in November)
  • April (registration opens in November)

Textbooks:

Living Language Chinese Complete Edition (including books, audio CDs and Chinese character guide), by Living Language (mandatory)

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