Department: Modern and Classical Languages
Teachers: Michael Mikita
Open to: Freshmen
Length: 2 Semesters
Mandarin 1 is designed for beginners with no background in the Chinese language. The course introduces students to the pronunciation and basic sentence structures of Mandarin Chinese, as well as the reading and writing in Chinese characters. By the end of the year, students are expected to pronounce the sound of Mandarin with reasonable accuracy, to understand and sustain simple conversations in Chinese, and to master Pinyin Romanization. A heavy workload and stringent requirements will prepare the student in a verbal, aural, and written manner for Mandarin 2.