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CHN 01 — Beginning Chinese I

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Mon/Wed
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Jul 3—Aug 2
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Jul 9
Units: 2
Tuition: $460
Instructor(s): Nina Yuhsun Lin
Limit: 27
Status: Open
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. The course will begin on Monday, July 3. The final session meets on Wednesday, August 2.
Summer
On-campus course
Mon/Wed
7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s)
Jul 3—Aug 2
5 weeks
Drop By
Jul 9
2 Units
Fees
$460
Instructor(s):
Nina Yuhsun Lin
Limit
27
Open
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. The course will begin on Monday, July 3. The final session meets on Wednesday, August 2.
For those who want basic communication skills in Mandarin Chinese for travel, business, or everyday use, this course will teach you what you need to know. With an emphasis on conversation and an introduction to reading and writing simplified Chinese characters, the course focuses on the acquisition of fundamental communication skills. By the end of the quarter, students will be able to introduce themselves and meet others, name items in their immediate environment, and ask simple questions.

This is the first course in a three-course sequence. The textbook assigned for this course will also be used for Levels II (Winter 2018) and III (Spring 2018). Students may enroll in this introductory course without intending to take all three courses in the sequence.

Nina Yuhsun Lin, Lecturer in Chinese, Stanford

Nina Yuhsun Lin teaches a variety of Chinese courses at Stanford and is certified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) as an oral proficiency tester and rater, a writing proficiency rater, and an Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) rater. She has taught at the Claremont Colleges and UC Davis.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Yuehua Liu and Tao-chung Yao, Integrated Chinese, 3rd Edition (ISBN 978-0-88727-638-5)
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