MIT Course Number
21G.107 / 21G.157 / 21G.181
As Taught In
Undergraduate / Graduate
- Faculty introduction - video
- Selected lecture notes
- Assignments: activity (no examples)
- Assignments: written (no examples)
- Instructor insights
Min-Min Liang describes her approach to teaching in dual-language Instructor Insights videos (English and Chinese).
This course, along with 21G.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 full and simplified characters, and on writing. This course, along with 21G.108 / 158 offered in the spring, are conducted entirely in Chinese.