Lessons provide a fundamental introduction to Mandarin Chinese, including pinyin and character background, pronunciation, grammar, tones, and Chinese characters (simplified). Beyond traditional course material, this course makes use of a Conversation Café that gives students the opportunity to speak with other students, teaching assistants, and the instructor to practice what they are learning. This is the first course in a four-part Chinese series (CHIN 041, CHIN 043, CHIN 051, CHIN 053).
This course is not supported on Chromebooks. <br /> All students will gain access (at no cost) to the online textbook as well as <em>MyChineseLab</em> (the online interactive workbook associated with the textbook) in the first checkpoint/course orientation. Students are required to have a webcam, microphone, and speakers to conduct speaking appointments. Speaking appointments take place in every lesson, including the final exam.<br> Due to the nature of this course&#8217;s learning outcomes, the exams are only available in a paper format. Please plan for shipping time.
Course Outline: 
Lesson 1: Basic Concepts of Chinese
Lesson 2: Greetings
Lesson 3: Names
Lesson 4: Nationalities and Languages
Lesson 5: Studies
Lesson 6: Review of Units 2-5
Lesson 7: Introductions
Lesson 8: Family
Lesson 9: Addresses