Mandarin for Adults

MANDARIN BEGINNER 1

Description: Using a balanced instruction approach, students will comprehend by listening and speaking, reading and writing, basic Mandarin. Learners will have frequent opportunities to practice in context-rich, authentic scenarios, as well as with direct instruction of Mandarin grammar.

This class is intended for students who have never studied Mandarin, or who have studied previously but are out of practice.

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MANDARIN BEGINNER 2

Description: Using a balanced instruction approach, students will comprehend by listening and speaking, reading and writing, basic Mandarin. Learners will have frequent opportunities to practice in context-rich, authentic scenarios, as well as with direct instruction of Mandarin grammar. Students will learn how to communicate and make requests during travel when interacting with native-Mandarin speakers.

This class is intended for students who have completed Mandarin Beginners 1 or a similar class at another institution and are able to communicate basic ideas, personal information, and requests already.

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MANDARIN INTERMEDIATE 1

Description: A thorough, guided exploration of communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Students expand their ability to understand others in the Mandarin language and to express themselves through speaking and writing. Students will learn how to communicate confidently during everyday interactions with native-Mandarin speakers when traveling and expand their ability to voice opinions and ideas.

This class is intended for students who have completed Mandarin Beginners 1 and 2, or similar classes at another institution.

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MANDARIN INTERMEDIATE 2

Description: A thorough, guided exploration of communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Students expand their ability to understand others in the Mandarin language and to express themselves through speaking and writing.

Learners are introduced to a range of texts on a variety of subjects applying appropriate grammatical structures to communicate opinions and arguments.

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MANDARIN ADVANCED 1

Description: A thorough, guided exploration of communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Students expand their ability to understand others in the Mandarin language and to express themselves through speaking and writing.

Learners are introduced to complex texts on a variety of subjects applying appropriate grammatical structures to communicate opinions and arguments with spontaneity and increasing fluency.

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MANDARIN ADVANCED 2

Description: A thorough, guided exploration of communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Students are introduced to more complex texts on a variety of subjects while refining their usage of advanced grammatical structures to communicate opinions and arguments with spontaneity and increasing fluency.

Students will also learn common idiomatic expressions.

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