First-Year Chinese I


First semester of two-semester sequence. Designed for students with little or no knowledge of Chinese language. Aimed at developing basic communicative proficiency in Mandarin Chinese with equal attention to aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Learn some Chinese cultural facts and social-cultural etiquette when developing basic communicative competence in Chinese. Recognize and write approximately 250-300 characters by end of semester. Taught at Duke Kunshan University.

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