Introduction to Mandarin Chinese - Beginner

Course Code: CSL101
This course introduces Chinese phonetics and useful Chinese daily expressions. Students are encouraged to use Chinese in the classroom. After this course, students will have a basic understanding of Chinese Mandarin and able to make conversations with a native Chinese speaker in daily situations. The topics are come from real-life scenarios and can be used for everyday communications. This course also offers students an opportunity to explore Chinese culture by authentic materials such as Chinese media (youtube/ youku, etc.) and Chinese songs. The course assumes no prior knowledge of the Chinese language.
1. Learn the basic combinations of Chinese phonemes in order to pronounce Chinese pronunciation properly.
2. Understand some basic Chinese grammar system and will improve communicative skills in Chinese.
Those who have no (or very little) background studying Chinese.
Our Chinese Classroom (我们的汉语教室 初级(一)(中英日文版)(含CD一张) ペーパーバック)
Min Lu
Min Lu was born in Shanghai and is fluent in Chinese, English and Japanese. She is an expert in the area of Second Language Learning/Acquisition and is a well experienced educator. She has more than 18 years of experience in the Language Education. She has a master's degree in Education and has experience teaching Mandarin Chinese, English and Japanese from Beginner level courses to the Advanced level courses. She started teaching Chinese courses in the TUJ Continuing Education Program from Spring 2004. She is also working as the Administrative Director of TUJ's Graduate College of Education since July 2011. Before she was appointed to her current position, she was working as a Deputy Director at Temple University Beasley School of Law, Japan Campus.