These courses are unique because speaking and understanding the spoken language are the main objectives. Usually there are no written assignments. With the exception of Chinese conversation courses, these courses are numbered 10A, 10B, 10C, etc. The conversation courses are all 3 unit courses, meeting 3 hours per week. Traditional and conversation courses may be taken concurrently.
What do the numbers mean?
French 10A is the first semester of the French conversation series. No previous study of French is required to take French 10A. French 10B is the second semester, 10C, the 3rd and so on.
Chinese conversation courses
- Chinese 10A, 10B, 10C, etc. = Cantonese conversation courses
- Chinese 12A, 12B, 12C, etc. = Mandarin conversation courses
- Chinese 14A, 14B, 14C, etc. = Mandarin conversation courses for native speakers of another dialect of Chinese