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|CHN-101 Beginning Chinese
This is an introductory course in Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua) designed for students who have little or no prior exposure to Chinese language. The emphasis of this course is on the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing using both Pinyin phonetic system and simplified Chinese characters. The course will focus on correct pronunciation, accurate tones, and grammatical structures. Content appropriate Chinese social and cultural background and history will be presented in order to promote an understanding of Chinese language and its culture.