This non-credit course is designed for adult beginners with no or very little prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Focusing on spoken Chinese, this course will train the participants’ basic conversational skills in Mandarin Chinese with topics ranging from greeting, talking about professions to introducing family and making small talks. Cultural topics such as family, cuisine, tourism, career and education will be introduced as well. After this course, participants will be able to function socially in everyday situations when communicating with the Chinese. While memorizing the Chinese characters is optional, we will also introduce the essentials of Chinese characters, or Hanzi, to give the learners a full picture of Mandarin Chinese. Course materials will be provided.
Course dates: September 21 to October 26, 2017, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
We look forward to seeing you in the classes!