and Writing (72 credit hours per term)
Credit Hours per Week: 8 ; Credit: 8 credits
After completing the course, students are expected to master Chinese mandarin sound, resonates, tone systems, write Chinese correctly, learn around 800-1000 vocabulary, and be able to speak and write down some sentences by using learnt vocabulary and language knowledge.
2. Oral Chinese (54 credit hours per term)
Credit Hours per Week: 6; Credits: 6
This course helps students consolidate what they have learned in the reading and writing course, correct students’ pronunciation. It also helps students do some role-plays, which strengthen students’ communicative ability in daily life.
3. Chinese Listening (36 credit hours per term)
Credit Hours per Week: 4; Credits: 4
Students are able to distinguish the correct tones and intonations, and understand simple sentences, dialogues and passages. It strengthens students’ listening competence in daily life.
4. Pictures and Talks (18 credit hours per term)
Credit Hours per Week: 2; Credits: 2
The course helps students consolidate the Hanyu Pinyin System, correct their pronunciation, and grasp the usage of new words in the order of picture-pinyin-words. Students are required to describe a piece of picture with simple sentences and tell some simple scenes with the words and language knowledge they learned.