Fall 2008

First-Year Chinese I

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as CHIN-01


Tong Shen (Sections 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 and 08)


This course, along with Chinese 02 in the spring semester, is an elementary introduction to Mandarin Chinese offered for students who have no Chinese-speaking backgrounds. The class takes an integrated approach to basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and it emphasizes pronunciation and the tones, Chinese character handwriting, and the most basic structure and patterns of Chinese grammar. The class meets five times per week (lectures on MWF and drill sessions on TTh). Limited to 30 students. Fall semester. Senior Lecturer Shen.