Spring 2024 - CHIN 100 B100

Mandarin Chinese I (3)

Class Number: 5738

Delivery Method: Blended


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA



Introduction to Mandarin Chinese for students with no prior background or instruction in that language. CHIN 100 is a beginners’ course in basic oral and written skills. Students will be assessed through a placement process at the beginning of the term. Students enrolled/placed into other Chinese courses may not take this course for credit.


This course aims to develop basic oral and written skills in Mandarin Chinese through the study of vocabulary, grammar, and culture. 

Students will learn Mandarin pronunciation and basic Chinese sentence structures. Students will develop communication skills on everyday situations in the Canadian context: greetings, requests, studies, plans, activities etc. Components of Chinese characters and about 120 Chinese characters will be taught.  Students will learn to talk and write about themselves in Chinese.  

This is a blended course with weekly asynchronous learning modules/assignments and a 2-hour in person tutorial. Attendance of the in-person tutorials is a requirement of the course. Tutorials start in the first week of classes. 

It is the students' responsibility to notify the instructor immediately if they find the course level not appropriate for them. To avoid financial penalties, students should take action in a timely fashion. The Department of World Languages & Literature reserves the right to transfer students to more proficiency-appropriate courses or to deregister students when there is no appropriate course for them. 


  • Assignments 25%
  • E-Book Project 10%
  • Class Work 5%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Tests 35%
  • Oral Test 15%



A+  96-100    B+  83-86    C+  70-74    D  50-58 

A    91 - 95   B    79-82     C    65-69    F     0-49

A-   87 - 90    B-   75-78    C-   59-64 

CHIN 100 may be applied towards the Chinese Certificate and the Global Asia Minor.  



Ng, B. Learn Chinese, Book I (Cultural Horizons Education Inc., 2022). 


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Registrar Notes:


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