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MN 1501
MANDARIN CHINESE FOR BEGINNERS 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr B Fennell

Pre-requisite(s): Mandarin Chinese for Beginners 1.

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

Building on Mandarin Chinese for Beginners 1 this course will continue 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, and on aural comprehension. While students will continue to learn through the medium of pinyin they will be introduced to more of the highest frequency characters. The emphasis will be on dialogue and role play. Grammatical exercises, drills and simple reading, translation and writing exercises will be introduced.

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

1st Attempt: Course work - language exercises (60%); Examination (40%).

Examination (100%).