Basic Chinese I is designed for zero background beginners. In this course, students will learn basic knowledge of Chinese language, including phonetics, vocabulary, grammars and to perform the language in a culturally appropriate way. This course emphasizes all four skills of a language, listening, speaking, reading and writing. After completing this course, students should be able to read and write basic Chinese characters, conduct daily conversations in a colloquial way. The topics covered in the course will include greetings, family, time, hobbies and visiting friends. In addition to lectures, students are required to attend a ten-minute one-on-one language practice with the instructor. After completing the spring course I, followed by the fall course II, interested students can then go on to L04 102D. Basic Chinese I and Basic Chinese II do not fulfill the language sequence requirement, nor the two-semester language requirement for the EALC minor. Note: Students with some previous Chinese language background must take the placement examination.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS LCD