Mandarin I

This introductory class is designed to immerse students with different aspects of the Chinese language and culture to cultivate a genuine interest and purpose in studying Mandarin. Students will gain basic linguistic proficiency and cultural competence through authentic and interactive activities, such as role-play, movie dubbing, interviewing, and playing games. Students will learn to greet people, talk about family, friends, hobbies, and school life, describe transportation methods, and converse in shopping scenarios. In addition, students will join the celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese New Year with food-tasting, craft-making, and poetry appreciation.