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Chinese Language Program

The Confucious Institute: Why Study Chinese

                                                    Chinese Courses at Clinton

CHI 101 Elementary Mandarin Chinese I        3 credits
Elementary Mandarin Chinese I is designed for the beginning student with no previous experience in Chinese. The main objectives of this course are to help students develop effective communication skills in Chinese through the elementary development of the four basic language skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing(simplified Chinese characters), while introducing and critically examining cultural beliefs, values and aspects of everyday life in Chinese-speaking nations.

CHI 102 Elementary Mandarin Chinese II        3 credits
Elementary Mandarin Chinese II is a direct continuation of CHI 101 with further development of the four language skills to a high novice level and continued introduction to Chinese culture.