2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CLANG 1501 Mandarin Chinese I

Chinese I is designed for students who have had no prior exposure to Chinese language. The course will focus on how to use the language and how to use it appropriately. Cultural elements will be introduced to help you understand the usage of the language. Throughout the semester you will practice the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Listening/speaking will be the main focus of in-class activities; you will develop skills to produce and understand an ever-growing number of Chinese language sentences. Reading and writing will be introduced and practiced as your speaking and listening skills progress. You will also learn accurate pronunciation, syntax, and usages through all kinds of in-class performance and exercises.