LNG 351 Basic Chinese I 3(3-0-6)
Pre-requisites : None
This course is an elementary course aiming to introduce a basic knowledge of Modern Mandarin. The topic covered are symbol pronunciation, which is composed of alphabets, vowels and tones- standardize Beijing pronunciation is used; Chinese alphabets, and methods or writing. Word components, easy vocabulary, structures and basic grammar are also studied. Although the course offers 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, correct pronunciation of words is the main focus.