CHN1A: ELEMENTARY MANDARIN
A comprehensive introduction to elementary Mandarin as a foreign language for students with no background in Mandarin. Emphasis is on listening, speaking and reading Mandarin as a medium of communication within a rich cultural framework, resulting in an active vocabulary of no less than 500 Chinese words and 100 phrases and idiomatic expressions. Writing and translation will be introduced. This course corresponds to one year of high school study. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass.