Welcome to the world of Chinese, a modern language and an ancient civilization
This is an introductory course focusing on establishing a solid foundation in Mandarin Chinese. Students will learn the Pinyin system and the basic principles of Chinese character writing: strokes, stroke order and radicals. Students will also learn basic vocabulary and sentence structures for use in essential everyday situations. The language themes about greetings, number, age, calendar, family members, houses, classroom item and Chinese Calligraphy. Other introduction to the social and cultural background of the language will also form an important part of the course.
This course is designed for students who have had little or no previous exposure to the Chinese language.