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FC 101 - Elementary Chinese I

An elementary-level communicative based language course in standard Chinese, which is called Mandarin to distinguish it from regional dialects, with simplified characters, the standard script in China. An introduction to basic Mandarin Chinese grammar, vocabulary, and communicative structures, this course is intended for students with no previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Students participate in pair, small group, and whole-class conversation, listening, comprehension and writing activities that focus on the meaningful and accurate conveying of information.