Intensive Introductory Chinese
This is the first half of the basic introductory language course in Modern Standard Chinese (Putonghua). This course will develop students' basic communicative competence in the Chinese language and their understanding of the Chinese culture. Throughout the course, students develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills across the three communicative modes: interpretive, interpersonal and presentational. The bulk of in-class work will be devoted to developing oral and aural skills. There also will be an introduction to the Chinese writing system. This course will include required practice sessions with an apprentice teacher (AT), which will be scheduled at the beginning of the semester. Students enrolled in this course will be automatically added to CHNS 112Y for the spring semester. No prerequisite. Offered every fall.