CHN 101 : Mandarin Chinese I

Transcript title

Mandarin Chinese I



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours



Introduces Mandarin Chinese language presented within the context of Chinese culture. First course of a three-course sequence. Introduces students to the sound system of Mandarin Chinese and moves on to basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and copying a limited number of Chinese characters.

Learning outcomes

1. Recognize basic sounds, words, and a few basic phrases when spoken.
2. Produce basic sounds, words, and phrases with correct tones.
3. Read a limited number of foundational Chinese characters.
4. Copy a limited number of foundational Chinese characters.

Content outline

• Introduction of sounds and tones
• Introduction to character structure
• Basic grammar rules
• Simple greetings
• Simple introductions
• Yes/No questions

Required materials

Materials for this class are generated by the instructor for class handouts.

Grading methods

Grades will be determined by weekly quizzes and homework assignments, in-class oral and written presentations, and an oral and written final exam.

Outside of

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