The Chinese I course helps students develop the ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment using simple sentences containing basic language structures. Students will learn the four language skills in Mandarin Chinese—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—with an emphasis on the ability to communicate orally and in writing.
This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Modern Non-Roman Alphabet Languages.
- Survey of World Languages & Culture (recommended)
Course Texts and Materials
- Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 1 (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui
Starting 2021–2022: Offered in two half-credit semesters.
- 24402 Chinese I Sem 1 (0.5 cr)
- Full Year, Semester 1 (fall, 18 weeks)
- Fall Block, Semester 1 (early fall, 9 weeks)
- Spring Block, Semester 1 (early spring, 9 weeks)
- 24402 Chinese I Sem 2 (0.5 cr)
- Full Year, Semester 2 (spring, 18 weeks)
- Fall Block, Semester 2 (late fall, 9 weeks)
- Spring Block, Semester 2 (late spring, 9 weeks)
Note: For Summer Session 2021, this course is offered as a single, 1.0 credit, 6-week course.