For students with no previous knowledge of Chinese. Students familiar with Cantonese or Mandarin will not be permitted to enroll. Introduction to the basic structural patterns and functional usage of the language including an emphasis on oral communication (both listening and speaking), reading and writing basic Chinese characters, as well as Chinese culture.
For students with some knowledge of Cantonese who wish to acquire a command of Mandarin or for students with some knowledge of Mandarin who want to improve their Chinese language skills. Continued study of basic structural patterns of the language with the emphasis on oral communication, reading and writing using the simplified forms of Chinese characters.
Continuing study of the functional usage of Mandarin Chinese with intensive training in listening, speaking, reading and writing using the simplified forms of Chinese characters.