At this level, you should be able to understand most common and non-technical speech in Mandarin and be able to hold a conversation on a variety of topics, but still need improvement in more complex grammatical structures and complex sentence formation. A complete understanding of what is being communicated in the target language is essential to participate at this level. The needs of the students will determine specific topics in the class. Discussion topics include political, social and cultural topics relevant to the countries where the target language is spoken. You will improve your grammar and vocabulary through interesting conversational exercises such as debates, presentations, cultural discussions and small group work using authentic materials.
The format of this course is in-class.