Chinese II (Streamlined)

Chinese calligraphy.

Chinese calligraphy of LunYu (論語), taken at Ang-Ping, Tainan, Taiwan. (Image courtesy of SingWay on Flickr. Used with permission.)


MIT Course Number

21G.108 / 21G.158

As Taught In

Spring 2015


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

Course Features

Course Description

This course, along with 21G.107 / 157 Chinese I (Streamlined) offered in the previous fall, form the elementary level of the streamlined sequence, which is intended for students who, when they began the sequence at beginning level, had basic conversational skills (gained, typically, from growing up in a Chinese speaking environment), but lacked a corresponding level of literacy. The focus of the course is on standard usage, on reading in both traditional and simplified characters, and on writing. The course is conducted entirely in Chinese.

Streamlined I and II—each section is limited to 16 students for pedagogical purposes. Pre-registered students have priority. Continuing students get first priority, followed, in order, by students in 21G.076, declared concentrators and minors, sophomores, freshmen, juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Pre-registered students who did not show up for the first two days of class without warning will be eliminated. Students beginning their studies of Chinese language at MIT above the elementary level must contact the Chinese instructors for a placement test. No auditors allowed.

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Min-Min Liang. 21G.108 Chinese II (Streamlined). Spring 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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