After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand varieties of the Chinese language
understand the sound system of Mandarin Chinese (pinyin and tones)
understand simplified and traditional forms of Chinese characters and how they are combined together to form new meanings
demonstrate an improved vocabulary and pronunciation related to names, nationalities, professions, age, daily activities, languages and ordering food and drinks
demonstrate a cultural understanding of how professional titles are used to address people.
understand how characters are combined together to form new meanings