CHIN 12A Beginning Conversational Mandarin (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Extensive oral training in Mandarin. Emphasis on practical vocabulary, pronunciation, and idiomatic usage. Designed for students who wish to acquire basic skills of spoken Mandarin rather than reading and writing in Chinese characters.
Not recommended for native speakers of Mandarin nor to speakers of other Chinese languages. These students should consider CHIN 14A
, Conversational Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Dialects: Level I.
Requires an additional 1 hour.