CONVERSATIONAL MANDARIN

This course is for students without Chinese language background. The course covers four main areas of communication: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. To become proficient in the four areas, discussions on Chinese word processing, Chinese calligraphy, reading Chinese characters, and proper intonation will be tackled. Typing skills are emphasized in this course to give students freedom to identify and use Chinese character in writing.

The sessions will consist of 20% lesson discussions and 80% application as well as practical activities.