Learn the grammar, syntax, and function of modern spoken and written Mandarin Chinese.

How can Chinese courses be used?

  • Electives to complement your degree
  • Fulfilling the breadth requirement in many programs
  • Expanding the scope of your Major and/or Minor

First year Mandarin Chinese courses are for beginners looking to start to learn a second language. Students will develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of the Chinese language, and will gain a basic understanding of Chinese culture.

Students will learn the composition of Chinese characters and the way of writing them, acquire about 200 basic words and commonly used expressions in daily life, they will use the words and expressions learned to read and write, and become familiar with fundamental Chinese sentence structures and patterns to learn how to use them correctly.

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