CHIN 1115: Beginner's College Chinese I

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 1.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

CHIN 1115 provides an introduction to spoken Mandarin and modern written Chinese with an emphasis on accurate pronunciation. After the oral-aural foundation has been laid, emphasis gradually shifts toward developing the student's ability to read written texts and to formulate basic sentences. New vocabulary (in both phonetic transcript and in characters) and grammar concepts are introduced through a study of the Chinese socio-cultural knowledge embedded in the readings. At the end of Chinese 1115, students are expected to be able to understand and speak basic Mandarin and to read and write approximately 200 Chinese words and phrases.

Students who have completed elementary grade one or equivalent in a Chinese-speaking country/area are not normally permitted to register in CHIN 1115. Students who have completed BC Mandarin 10 should consult an instructor of Chinese before registering in CHIN 1115.

Registered students deemed to be overqualified will be directed to a higher level course.

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