Beginners' Chinese
Beginners' Chinese

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Beginners' Chinese

Learning outcomes

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

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