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This course is designed for students who have acquired a basic level of spoken Chinese (Mandarin) and a working knowledge of up to eight hundred simplified characters in their 1.5 years of study, as well as for those students who enter the Chinese language program with an equivalent knowledge of Chinese characters. It is designed for students who do not come from a Chinese cultural and language (or dialect) background. In this course, you will improve your Chinese skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and will make significant gains in your communicative skills in oral and written forms. You will also be exposed to aspects of Chinese history, culture, politics, and society relevant to given texts in Chinese in language acquisition. 


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 3



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: ARTS2450 or language placement approval

Course Outline

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Additional Information

This course is offered as General Education.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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