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Introduction to Spoken Mandarin Chinese
This course uses the Roman alphabet (Pinyin) to teach spoken Mandarin Chinese. Students will learn to pronounce and recognize Chinese sounds and, by the end of the course, will be able to introduce themselves and conduct basic conversations. The course will also introduce students to elements of Chinese culture that are essential for successful communication. Students will be able to track their own progress through various exercises, including recording their own pronunciation, and translating dialogues. This course will ensure a solid foundation for more advanced studies of Mandarin Chinese.