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Chinese Elementary 1 (MBU students)

Chinese Elementary 1 is offered to students who did not learn any Chinese before or Chinese beginners who can just have very simple and extremely limited communications in Chinese. This course employs a communicative approach by using real-life situations. At the same time, this course focuses on the improvement of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and improves students’ Chinese competency from all aspects at an initial/breakthrough (CEFR) level.

The duration of this course is for the whole winter semester while the students can learn about 150-200 commonly used words and related grammatical patterns. After finishing this course, students can understand and use simple Chinese phrases, meet basic needs for communication in particularconcrete situations, and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.