Introductory Mandarin

Course Duration

40 hours, 10-day training workshop


Face to face training or online training

Course Inclusive

Training materials & certificate of completion

Course Content

Introductory Mandarin familiarizes students with the language and culture of the Chinese in preparation for travel, work or studies related to China or related contexts. The course employs the use of simplified characters and Hanyu pinyin to develop competencies in listening, reading, speaking and writing in the target language.

The first of two courses provides instruction in the foundations for learning Mandarin, basic communicative functions and an understanding and appreciation of Chinese sensibilities through an exploration of traditional and cultural practices, urban legends and media. The course also allows students to recognize 120-150 Chinese characters and has students begin to write a number of characters.

Course outcomes and relationship to student outcomes

Both Introductory Mandarin courses are designed to allow students to:

  • Communicate information, ideas and opinions.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of specific factual information and attitudes expressed in spoken and written contexts.
  • Identify main ideas and supporting details, and draw conclusions from spoken and written texts
  • Understand and appropriately use structures and vocabulary
  • Request and provide information in spoken contexts, and begin to do so in writing
  • Engage actively in oral production using comprehensible pronunciation and intonation
  • Take part in formal and informal communication
  • Explore Chinese traditional practices related to learning language and culture

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