Course:  Introductory Mandarin 11


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Introductory Mandarin 11 is designed for students who have no or little experience in Mandarin and who are learning Mandarin as a second language. Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. In this course, students are expected to master the Hanyu Pinyin Romanization system and learn 300 Chinese characters through different topics related to their daily life. The goal of this course is to enable students to learn to speak and understand the Chinese language. Through learning the Chinese language, it is hoped that the students will develop an appreciation for the Chinese history and culture.

Course Topics/Modules

Module 1: Chinese Language 

  • Students will learn Chinese pronunciation (pinyin system), Chinese stroke order, as well as learn how to use online Chinese dictionary.


Module 2: Greeting

  • Module 2 contains lessons regarding exchanging greetings, asking for one’s status, and numbers.


Module 3: Family

  • Module 3 contains lessons about learning family.


Module 4: My Daily Routine

  • Module 4 contains lessons about learning dates, time, classroom, and a typical school day.


Module 5: Hobbies

  • Module 5 contains lessons about learning weekend activities and sports.


Module 6: Clothing

  • Module 6 contains lessons about learning colours and different types of clothes.



The Introductory Mandarin 11 course is graded as follows:

  • StartUp Assignment                                     5%
  • Assignments, project and oral presentation 25%
  • Participation (online discussions)                         5%
  • Online Quizzes                                       15%
  • Midterm                                                         20%
  • Final Exam                                                     30%



All resources are online.




Teacher Support

Students have access to the course teacher through email, phone and in-person. 




Prescribed Learning Outcomes


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Completion Date

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