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MN 1001
MANDARIN CHINESE FOR BEGINNERS 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr B Fennell

Pre-requisite(s): None. 

Note(s): Please note, this course is designed for beginners in Chinese and is not available to native speakers.

This course aims to familiarize students with the basics of spoken and written forms of Mandarin Chinese. Emphasis will be placed first on speaking and listening, particularly pronunciation and tones. The written form will be presented first through the medium of pinyin and gradually students will be introduced to a small number of the highest frequency characters. The emphasis will be on dialogue and role play.

3 one-hour classes per week; 1 tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Examination (40%);
Course Work - Language exercises (60%).

Resit: Examination (100%).