Beginners’ Chinese: a taster course
Beginners’ Chinese: a taster course

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Beginners’ Chinese: a taster course

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of the varieties of the Chinese language

  • understand how the sound system of Mandarin Chinese (pinyin and tones) works

  • understand that there are simplified and traditional forms of Chinese characters and have an awareness of how they are combined together to form new meanings

  • demonstrate basic vocabulary and pronunciation related to greetings, numbers, names and nationalities

  • demonstrate a cultural understanding of how professional titles are used to address people.

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