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CHN 01 B — Beginning Chinese I

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 24—Dec 3
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 7
Units: 2
Tuition: $495
Instructor(s): Youping Zhang
Limit: 27
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 26
Fall
On-campus
Tuesdays
7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s)
Sep 24—Dec 3
10 weeks
Drop By
Oct 7
2 Units
Fees
$495
Instructor(s):
Youping Zhang
Limit
27
Closed
Please Note: No class on November 26
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 2020) and III (Spring 2020). Students may enroll in this introductory course without intending to take all three courses in the sequence.

Youping Zhang, Lecturer in Chinese, Stanford

Youping Zhang has taught Chinese language at Stanford since 2006, and specializes in Chinese language acquisition and pedagogy. She is an ACTFL certified oral proficiency interviewer and writing proficiency tester. Formerly, she taught at Rutgers University, the University of New Hampshire, and Princeton University's summer language program in Beijing. She holds an Ed.D. in Language Education from Rutgers.  

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Yuehua Liu , Integrated Chinese, Volume 1 Textbook (Simplified Chinese), 4th Edition (ISBN 9781622911356)
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