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A 21st-Century Approach to Language Learning: Online Mandarin I

With China’s increasing prominence on the world stage, learning Mandarin will provide a professional edge for many career paths. Over the course of 10 sessions, you can conveniently and efficiently take the first bold steps toward Mandarin language proficiency, through engaging, interactive, asynchronous online lessons that are designed and guided by expert language professionals. Acquire vocabulary and sentence patterns in communicative contexts, and gain a solid foundation in pronunciation (the click-and-hear tool allows you to listen to the accurate pronunciation of each word). Learn the Pinyin transliteration system and basic writing (choose to learn traditional or simplified characters with just one click). By the course’s conclusion, you will have 75 characters mastered. You will receive regular instructor feedback and will interact with the other students in both chat rooms and live chat sessions. Though this course can be consumed fully online, there will be optional cultural experiences and workshops in the NYC area. This new technology-enhanced language learning format allows you to study at your own pace and to make sequential progress that is overseen closely by the instructor.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Proficiency in basic grammar
  • Beginner-level conversational skills

Ideal for

  • Absolute beginners to Mandarin
  • Individuals seeking a solid foundation in a new language and the flexibility of an online course
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.


    • Section

    • Semester

      Spring 2018
    • Date

      Feb 5 - May 7
    • Day

      Weekday / Weekend
    • Time

      Day / Evening
      • In-Person/Online Blended
    • Format

      In-Person/Online Blended
      • In-Person/Online Blended
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Woolworth Building
    Tuition $795