Chinese: Beginner Level 3

This level is for students who have at least 25 hours of classroom time in the language within the last year, and are familiar with everyday expressions, and can make very simple sentences. Following the textbook for beginner's Chinese by anthropologist and linguist Yong Ho, students at this level will learn frequently used vocabulary and sentence patterns for dining, travel and weather conditions. This course covers Lessons 8-10 of the textbook. By the end of Level 3, students should be able to describe in Chinese areas of immediate personal relevance, read very short, simple texts, communicate in routine tasks requiring a simple exchange of information on their families, educational backgrounds, and jobs. Instructor: Jin Chen