This ten-week introductory course will allow beginners to gain foundational knowledge of the Chinese phonetic system Pinyin, and learn basic vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate in Chinese. Previous knowledge of the Chinese language is not required. The focus will be on listening and speaking.
Upon course completion, students will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:
Pronounce Chinese in pinyin;
Differentiate four tones;
Use simple phrases and sentences to introduce oneself;
Ask basic questions related to name, nationality, language, and location;
Learn a few situational dialogues;
Terminology about common eye diseases in Chinese.