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Spoken and written Mandarin Chinese

Note that the Darwin and online versions may differ in terms of the resources used, as noted below.

Status:

Darwin version available now; online version under development

Levels:

Twelve levels for the Darwin version; the online version will probably be similar

Time required:

Each level has 3 hours per week of classes for 10 weeks;
an additional hour of self study per week is required

Schedule:

Click to check scheduling and/or express interest in the Darwin or online programs

Required background:

The lowest level requires no background.
Each higher level assumes the knowledge of spoken and written Mandarin covered in the preceding level.

Class size:

5 to 10 learners

Resources required:

For the Darwin program a subscription to Great Wall Chinese multimedia material is required.
For the online program the resources are still to be determined.

Cost:

$400 for each level, plus cost of resources (see above)

Coverage:

This program is taught together with that for Spoken Mandarin Chinese, but with a parallel study of written Chinese. Since the development of reading and writing ability depend heavily on practice by the individual, there is only one additional hour of class each week (for a total of three), but learners are also asked to practice outside of class and submit homework for correction and feedback.

As with Spoken Mandarin Chinese, the increasingly higher levels of this program provide a solid introduction to basic social interaction in Mandarin Chinese, including asking and answering questions, making and responding to invitations, requests, suggestions, apologies, and so on. The difference is that learners also learn to read and write everything that they are learning to understand and say.

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