2023-2024 Catalog

CHN 101 Elementary Chinese I

The course aims to develop fundamental listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities in Mandarin Chinese. Students examine approximately 250 new words and more than 30 grammar patterns. Mastery of Pinyin pronunciation is an essential part, and students are trained with computer-based exercises, especially character typing. Class activities may also include practicing calligraphy, singing songs in Chinese, making dumplings, and film shows to enhance students´ understanding of Chinese language and culture. Language level and subsequent course placement will be determined by the Department of Languages & Literary Studies.