Course Structure of Chinese Reading and Writing 1

Course Aims

  • Understand strokes and stroke orders of Chinese characters
  • Learn 70 most frequently used Chinese characters and their combinations
  • Build up initial ability in reading and writing short Chinese texts

Course Description

This is a beginner’s Chinese reading and writing course, for non-Chinese speakers, who have the knowledge of pinyin, to begin learning the Chinese writing system. Starting from strokes and stroke orders, this course presents 70 most frequently used Chinese characters and their combinations, and teaches students how to read and write sentences, short conversations and paragraphs. Additional materials, also written within these 70 characters, are provided for students to further practice Chinese reading and writing skills.

Course Duration

  • 15 class hours

Evaluation of Progress

Students are assessed based on their performance of reading and writing exercises over the entire course, in the aspects of their reading comprehension and their writing in clear and comprehensible Chinese.

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