Chinese III (Regular)

A Chinese wooden boat resting on still waters with reflection of ancient Chinese buildings along the riverbank.

A sampan (舢舨), flat bottomed Chinese wooden boat in Feng Huang, an old town in Hunan, China. Image courtesy of Trey Ratcliff on Flickr. License: CC BY-NC-SA.


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Fall 2018



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This course forms the intermediate level of what constitutes a four-term foundation in Mandarin. Upon completion of Chinese III and IV, students should be able to speak Chinese with fluency on everyday topics, reach a literacy level of 700 characters (approximately 2000 common words written in both traditional and simplified characters), read materials in simple standard written Chinese, and produce both orally and in writing short compositions on everyday topics. Throughout the course we will address issues of how cultural differences inform and are informed by different linguistic contexts and practices.

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Haohsiang Liao. 21G.103 Chinese III (Regular). Fall 2018. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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