As the world becomes increasingly globalized, Mandarin has become a top language to study, whether for a professional edge, intercultural competence, or personal development. Through 10 dynamic, weekly synchronous Zoom classes supplemented by daily interactive and engaging asynchronous online practice, you can conveniently and efficiently take the next steps toward Mandarin language proficiency. Focus is placed on two core skills (listening and speaking) with gradual emphasis on reading and writing. Continue to expand your vocabulary and sentence structures, and engage in basic conversations on a wider range of topics. Both traditional and simplified characters are taught, and with 75 new characters introduced during the course, you’ll have 125 characters mastered by the conclusion of Levels I and II. This format allows you to supplement your studies at your own pace online, making sequential progress that is closely overseen by the instructor. Classes are conducted in Mandarin to the extent possible. Registering at least two weeks prior to the course start date is highly recommended.
This course is delivered in an online format that uses a combination of real-time, instructor-led (synchronous) video meetings and self-paced (asynchronous) learning within NYU’s online learning platform, and there are weekly deadlines for lesson and assignment completion.
You'll Walk Away with
- Greater proficiency in Mandarin
- Improved Mandarin conversational and grammatical skills
- Individuals with basic knowledge of, or previous instruction in, Mandarin
- Those who wish to strengthen their Mandarin language skills