Chinese 1

  • Name:

    Chinese 1 (CHIN100v)

  • Department:

    Languages

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    None

Chinese 1

Description:

Come and join various native speakers of Mandarin Chinese as they give you a lively introduction to the language and its rich culture. Join them in their everyday environment as they take you through different daily scenarios and give you the necessary skills to read, write and speak Chinese. In this course you will learn the basic Chinese language. After one semester, you will be able to engage in conversation in Chinese including greeting people, introducing yourself to others, and exchanging basic information with others. You will be able to count from 1 to 1000, and make simple sentences in both spoken and written Chinese. You will also learn 160 "magical" Chinese characters, and use them on a variety of topics. As you walk through the units with us step by step, you will get to know not only the language itself, but also the culture where the language takes place and keeps developing. At the very beginning, we will start by introducing you to a general knowledge of Pinyin, Mandarin Chinese, Chinese dialects, and Chinese characters.

FROM THE TEACHER

In Chinese 1 we will cover themes like greetings, numbers, friends and family, school, animals, and more. Students will also learn different areas of Chinese culture like the lunar calendar and Chinese holidays, Chinese numbers, family in China, and more. Come and join us in Chinese 1!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I enjoy this class.

Some videos were about culture and I found those quite interesting. There were other videos about grammar and they were very helpful to see correct sentence structure.

It was quite easy to follow through.

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