ASIANLAN 205 - Mandarin Pronunciation
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course, designed as a supplement to core Chinese courses and offered both Fall and Winter terms, gives students at varying proficiency levels the opportunity to fine-tune their production of standard Chinese consonants, vowels, and tones. By learning principles of Mandarin syllable structure and articulation, students will learn how to recognize and correct their own pronunciation/tone errors. Rigorous in-class drills and regular mini-quizzes, as well as several oral assignments (recordings submitted on-line), will build students' competence from word- to phrase- to discourse-level accuracy. A semester-initial assessment will identify each student's needs (so that the course can be customized accordingly) while a semester-final evaluation will assess each student's progress. Knowledge of Pinyin Romanization is presumed.

Note: This is strictly a pronunciation course; students aiming to improve their overall proficiency should consider core courses or, to strengthen conversational fluency, ASIANLAN 305 and ASIANLAN 306. Native speakers of Cantonese with advanced literacy should opt for ASIANLAN 307 (which targets pronunciation problems unique to Cantonese speakers and presumes no knowledge of Pinyin) or ASIANLAN 308 (which focuses on Mandarin conversational fluency).

ASIANLAN 205 - Mandarin Pronunciation
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001 (REC)
MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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