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Basic Mandarin Syllabus 24 sessions / 12 weeks

Course Objectives:

I.

Communications

- to pronounce Chinese phonetics correctly

- to be able to speak and listen to Mandarin

II.

Comprehension

- to recognize and understand basic Chinese characters

- to know how to write basic Chinese characters

III.

Culture and Connections

- to carry out simple conversations in Mandarin

- to recognize and use Chinese in daily situations

- to apply knowlegde of Chinese culture in various social context

Course Outline:

Week

Readings

Can-Do Goals

Assessment

1

Handout 1

Discriminate between different pronunciations of vowels; Distinguish and pronounce each phonetic accurately

Oral quiz

2 - 3

Handout 2 Harvard Taiwanese - Lesson 8, 16

Count in Chinese; Read time and date, seasons; Name basic family members

Oral quiz

PPT quiz

4

Harvard Taiwanese - Lesson 6 Unit 16 Meeting New Friends

Introduce yourself in Mandarin

Role playing

5

Unit 18 Health and Habits

Name basic body parts

Oral quiz

6

Handout 3 Unit 19 Asking for Help

Engage in simple dialouges about asking for directions and locations

Role playing

7

Handout 4

Use vocabulary words to shop and converse

Role playing

Unit 21

Shopping

 

8-9

Handout 5 Unit 24 At a Travel Agency

Use vocabulary words to travel and converse Distinguish Chinese holidays

Role playing

PPT Quiz

10-11

Handout 6

Undersand and write personal letters in Chinese Know basic Chinese etiquette

Output

Unit 25

Invitation

12

Free Topic