University Connected Learning
Mandarin Chinese is spoken by more people as a native tongue than any other language in the world. This beginning course will focus on listening and speaking about topics from everyday life. Taught by a native Mandarin speaker, the class will focus on fundamental tones, the usage of Chinese pinyin, and Chinese syntax as we communicate in basic conversational phrases. Discussions of Chinese culture will be integral to our study. We'll also talk about Chinese characters and how they are constructed.