|CHIN 1001||Elementary Chinese I|
This course is designed for true beginners to acquire the fundamental skills in Chinese language (Mandarin) and to learn key elements of Chinese culture. Students will develop communicative competence in handling some typical daily situations (e.g., greetings, talking about family, discussing hobbies, visiting friends) through carefully designed pedagogical activities and assignments. The development of speaking and listening skills will be emphasized throughout the semester. Reading and writing skills will also be cultivated accordingly. Students will also have opportunities to develop their independent learning ability. This course is not open to native speakers of Chinese.