Chinese 1 (MIT)
The purpose of this course is to develop (i) Basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage) (ii) Basic reading and writing skills (in both the traditional character set and the simplified) and (iii) An understanding of the language learning process so that you are able to continue studying effectively on your own. The course does not require any prior background in Chinese. This is the first of a complete sequence of four Chinese language courses, covering beginning to intermediate levels of instruction offered at MIT. The course material accompanying this course includes a downloadable textbook and audio recordings.