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This is a foundation course aimed at enabling students to communicate in modern Mandarin
Chinese for everyday purposes. Basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing
will be developed with a focus on modern Chinese characters and basic sentence patterns.
Students will be exposed to authentic language environments and provided with opportunities
to practice their language skills. Though designed for students with no previous formal
training in Chinese, this course can also be taken by students with some Chinese language
backgrounds to further their communication skills.