Course Description

This course is for students with some background in Mandarin who wish to improve their communication abilities in all four language skills. By using the standard Hànyu Pinyin phonetic system and a variety of authentic materials, students will learn to make statements, ask questions, respond to questions and create conversations based upon culturally authentic situations. By the end of this course, students will be able to read and write over 1000 Chinese characters.

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About Chinese Courses at Ryerson

Chinese courses at Ryerson focus on teaching basic vocabulary, sentence structure, and pronunciation of standard Mandarin Chinese. Designed for practicality, these courses have two main goals: overcoming psychological fears about learning Chinese, and gaining the confidence required to speak Mandarin. Although students are encouraged to read and write Chinese characters from the first day of classes, the focus of the courses is on practical communicative skills in standard Chinese. Simplified characters will be taught and tested throughout each course, and at higher levels, traditional characters are introduced for recognition. In each course, oral presentations are emphasized.

These degree-credit Chinese courses are professionally related elective courses for the Global Management Studies major within the Bachelor of Commerce program at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. Degree-credit Chinese courses are offered through The Chang School to suit the busy lifestyles of adult learners. To choose an appropriate course level, students are advised to consult the guidelines on the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures website.

Placement Test

All students are required to take the Chinese Placement Test or attend one of our interview/placement assessment sessions prior to enrolling in any course in Chinese. Students must bring the results of this placement test to their first class. These courses are designed for non-native speakers. CCHN 101 and CCHN 201 are lower-level Liberal Studies courses, while students may use CCHN 301 and CCHN 401 either as lower- or upper-level Liberal Studies courses. CCHN 501 and CCHN 601 are both lower-level and upper-level Liberal Studies courses.


All students must take an  interview/placement assessment before enrolling in this course..






Prerequisite: CHN 301 or placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)

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