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University of Pittsburgh

Chinese Courses

0001 First Year Chinese 1

Credits: 5



This course is offered regularly in the fall. It will also be offered in the summer of 2014.


This introductory Chinese course aims at achieving both linguistic accuracy and discourse (conversational) competence in the Chinese language. You will be trained in all the four-language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. We stress vocabulary building, sentence patterns, and skills that will enable you to talk about simple topics of daily life and to read, and write short passages.  You will also be introduced to elements of the Chinese culture as it pertains to the language that native-speakers use in communicative settings.

Prerequisite(s): none

Recitation: Required

Class Size:

48 for lecture; 12 for recitation (summer classes size will be smaller)