CHIN 151 - Spoken Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Dialects I
This course is designed for speakers of non-Mandarin Chinese dialects to gain fluency in Manadarin Chinese through practice in listening, speaking and reading. Students will be introduced to the pinyin orthographic system and will learn spoken Mandarin with emphasis on verbal communication and pronunciation using pinyin. Students will also learn the grammatical, syntactical and structural differences between Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese. Students will further be expected to master the pronunciation and writing of key Chinese characters and essential Mandarin Chinese grammar.