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1110. Chinese I
This course provides an understanding of basic principles of Chinese speech and writing. The focus of this course is on pronunciation and simple Chinese character writing. The course is taught by Prof. Li Li in Utah State University. A good practical course to start learning Chinese.
(Prof. Li Li, Utah State University, USU OpenCourseWare)

1120. Chinese II
This course provides an understanding of basic principles of Chinese speech and writing. The focus of this course is on pronunciation and simple Chinese character writing. The course is taught by Prof. Li Li in Utah State University. A good practical course to start learning Chinese. (This is a continuation of Chinese I).
(Prof. Li Li, Utah State University, USU OpenCourseWare)

1210. Chinese I (MIT)
The purpose of this course is to develop (i) Basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage) (ii) Basic reading and writing skills (in both the traditional character set and the simplified) and (iii) An understanding of the language learning process so that you are able to continue studying effectively on your own. The course do not require any prior background in Chinese. This is the first of a complete sequence of four Chinese language courses, covering beginning to intermediate levels of instruction offered at MIT. The course material accompanying this course includes a downloadable textbook and audio recordings.
(Julian K. Wheatley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

1220. Chinese II (MIT)
The purpose of this course is to develop: (a) basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage); (b) basic reading skills (in both the traditional character set and the simplified); (c) an understanding of the way the Chinese writing system is structured, and the ability to copy and write characters; and (d) a sense of what learning a language like Chinese entails, and the sort of learning processes that it involves, so students are able to continue studying effectively on their own. This is the second of a complete sequence of four Chinese language courses, covering beginning to intermediate levels of instruction offered at MIT. The course material accompanying this course includes a downloadable textbook and audio recordings.
(Julian K. Wheatley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

1230. Chinese III (MIT)
This is the third of a complete sequence of four Chinese language courses, covering beginning to intermediate levels of instruction offered at MIT. This course forms the intermediate level. The sequence covers the core grammar of the language; it develops a sensitivity to linguistically appropriate behavior; it introduces extensive vocabulary and usage as a basis for conversational development; and it provides a step-by-step guide to the principles and practice of reading and writing Chinese characters. In Chinese III, students will complete the basic grammatical survey of the language begun in the first year courses and consolidate and improve conversational skills; in reading, there will be a transition from the short texts of the sort encountered in Chinese I and II to stories adapted from traditional Chinese tales. The course material accompanying this course includes a downloadable textbook and audio recordings.
(Julian K. Wheatley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

1240. Chinese IV (MIT)
This course is the last in the sequence that constitutes MIT's foundation in Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin). The foundation sequence covers the core grammar of the language, develops a sensitivity to linguistically appropriate behavior, introduces extensive vocabulary and usage as a basis for conversational and reading development, and provides a step-by-step guide to the principles and practice of reading and writing Chinese characters. In Chinese IV, you will consolidate and expand conversational usage and grammatical and cultural knowledge encountered in prior courses in the sequence, while focusing on improving reading and listening abilities. The course material accompanying this course includes a downloadable textbook and audio recordings.
(Julian K. Wheatley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

 

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