Chinese Language I (Intro to Chinese) OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Chinese Language Course by USU

Published Feb 17, 2009

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Develop an understanding of the Chinese language, including fundamental speaking and writing principles in this free OpenCourseWare of Utah State University's (USU) 'First Year Chinese I.' This undergraduate-level course, from USU's Department of Languages, Philosophy and Speech Communication, provides instruction on pronunciation and the use of simple written characters. No prior knowledge of the Chinese language is needed.

First Year Chinese I: Course Specifics

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First Year Chinese I: Course Description

Chinese has become the most widely spoken language in the world with over one billion people using it every day! This OpenCourseWare from Utah Sate University provides an introduction to Chinese through a series of video lectures focused on developing speech and writing skills. The foundation is built with an overview of the basic symbols used in the written form. Students also learn the basic grammatical function of Chinese words and how to use them in sentences. 'First Year Chinese I' is led by Professor Li Li, Ph.D. This undergraduate-level course requires no prior knowledge of the Chinese language.

Video lectures, sample worksheets, assignments and a reading list are all offered online for free. To download course materials, or to learn more, visit the intro to the Chinese language course page.

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