Mandarin 1

Mandarin 1 is a two-semester course designed for beginners.  No background in Mandarin is presumed or required.  Mandarin 1 introduces students to the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese.  As students gain knowledge, understanding and fluency, the communication in class will be conducted in Mandarin only. By the end of the year, students are expected to pronounce the sound of Mandarin with reasonable accuracy, and to understand and sustain simple conversations in Chinese. Students will be exposed to Chinese culture in order to develop an understanding of and appreciation for different cultures and people, customs, behavior and traditions.


Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 (Simplified Characters), 3rd Edition

  • Textbook
  • Character Workbook
  • Online Workbook
St. Ignatius College Preparatory

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