Chinese I (Streamlined)

The Pinyin syllable for light.  The word 'Light' written in English below it.

Pinyin syllable for 'light.' (Image courtesy of Carrene Tracy.)


MIT Course Number

21F.107 / 21F.157

As Taught In

Fall 2005


Undergraduate / Graduate

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This course features sample assignments and a sample quiz in the exams section.

Course Description

This course, along with 21F.108/158 offered in the spring, form the elementary level of the streamlined sequence, which is for students who have some basic conversational skills gained, typically, from growing up in a Chinese speaking environment, but lack a corresponding level of literacy. The focus of the course is on learning standard everyday usage, on reading in both traditional and simplified characters, and on writing.

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Jin Zhang, and Tong Chen. 21F.107 Chinese I (Streamlined), Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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