Mondays, January 23 – April 3 (10 weeks; No class on March 13)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
This beginner course provides adult language learners a basic introduction and foundation in Mandarin Chinese. This course will cover the Hanyu Pinyin phonetic transcription system, as well as the pronunciation and use of many common vocabulary terms and idiomatic expressions. Students will create a foundation for long-term study or simply acquire the skills necessary for basic communication while in China for business or pleasure. This class emphasizes listening and pronunciation skills and does not require the memorization of written characters or any previous knowledge of Chinese.
A textbook for this course will be provided.
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