Introduction to Mandarin Chinese - Advanced Beginner

Course Code: CSL201
Day: Wed Time: 19:10-21:30 Hours: 25 Sessions: 10 Medium of Instruction: Chinese / English Prerequisites: CSL 101 or student with appropriate level. Both basic Chinese characters and basic Pinyin (Romanization for pronunciation of Chinese character) reading skills are required. Special Notes: The course uses different materials and works on different topics every semester and thus is repeatable. Location: In-Person (Tokyo)

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Course Description

The main focus of the course will be oral communicative Chinese as well as to introduce students to basic Chinese language grammatical system and a set of vocabulary generally recognized as useful in Chinese communication. It develops learners' communicative competence from general description of events to specific descriptions, from sentence to discourse with contexts, from simple expressions to some complex structures. It also gives students a grasp of China's business environment and provides a basic knowledge of business Chinese and business techniques that, hopefully, will heighten business success in China.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand basic daily conversational sentences.
2. Ability to conduct conversations on topics covered in this semester.
3. Discover cultural differences ranging and make cultural comparisons with an open mind.

Who should take this course

Those who want to make Chinese friends or traveling in Chinese speaking countries.


Our Chinese Classroom:Junior 2 (with an MP3 disk enclosed) (Chinese Edition)


Min Lu

Instructor Biography

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.