CLE008. Elementary Chinese I
(2 credits)


This course provides language training of Mandarin Chinese to second/foreign language learners. The course starts from the Chinese phonetics: initials and finals, and then introduces initial-final combinations, tones and modulations. On the basis of the above field, radicals, characters, words and basic sentence patterns will be introduced. All the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing will be trained in the course. By the end of the course, students are expected to use learned Mandarin to solve daily problems in limited way.