This three credit basic language and culture course is designed for students who have no Chinese background and who have never studied Mandarin before. By passing this course, students will develop four basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese as well as to have basic knowledge in Chinese culture. The course will include communicative classroom activities and on-line practices to enable students to have a good command of the Chinese pronunciation system and basic grammar knowledge. At the end of the course, students will be able to conduct simple daily conversations and to read and write short sentences. This CINT1210 addresses practical needs in real-life situations. Each class is based on a few scenario(s) that contain the most commonly used expressions. In addition, the course covers many aspects of the Chinese culture. Verbal, non-verbal and multimedia materials will be employed to help enhance all four language skills.
Students who do not speak Mandarin or do not have previous knowledge of Chinese language.
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