This course is designed to help students develop functional language ability in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese in order to meet the basic needs in their personal and academic lives requiring the use of Chinese. Students in Level 1 learn to create with sentence level language, ask and answer questions, and handle simple everyday life situations.
Activities designed for the course include intensive drills on sounds and tones, vocabulary, grammatical constructions, and traditional and simplified characters in meaningful contexts. There is extensive practice in using Chinese in culturally authentic situations. Both pedagogically prepared texts and authentic materials including a wide variety of realia will be used in this course.
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1: Textbook, Workbook, Character Workbook, Cheng & Tsui Company;
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 2: Textbook, Workbook, Character Workbook, Cheng & Tsui Company.
Concise English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary, New Haven: Commercial Press.