The Introductory Mandarin Language course is intended for students who have no background in Mandarin or any character-based language. The students will be taught appropriate introductory level vocabulary and grammar. The course will emphasize greatly on developing participants oral communication skills in situational contexts through online activities and quizzes. Students are expected to utilize all online materials (via MOOC platform) in this course to ensure success in attaining the elementary level proficiency. In this course, students will be introduced to the Hanyu Pinyin system. In addition, Chinese characters will also be introduced in this course.
Duration: 14 Weeks