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Chinese Lang. Through Culture I

Course Overview

Not offered 2019-2020

Through this introduction to Mandarin Chinese language and culture students will learn the building blocks of spoken and written communication- pronunciation, tones, stroke order and radical recognition. Students will carry out basic interactions in Chinese orally and in writing. Interpersonal communication and functional vocabulary acquisition will lay the foundations for a more in-depth study of Chinese writing and grammar. Vocabulary is practiced in a thematic and communicative way and will leave students prepared to exchange introductory greetings, as well as to discuss family, dates and time, hobbies, visiting friends, making plans among other topics. Students will also study cultural and historic elements of the Chinese-speaking world. Audio and video materials, computer software, games, projects, and presentations foster student interaction and participation. By the end of the first year, students will have achieved Novice level proficiency.

NCAA-approved course