CHNS 110/120


Oral Exams

CHNS 110: Elementary Modern Chinese I
CHNS 120: Elementary Modern Chinese II

Chinese 110/120 is an intensive L1/L2 course of standard Chinese (Pǔtōnghuà) with 1.5 credits (Chinese 110/120 is a year-long course with 3 credits). The course will focus on elementary language skills and essential introduction to Chinese culture. This course is designed for true beginners without prior knowledge of Chinese language. Students who can speak Chinese or have some background in Chinese should meet with an instructor for a proficiency assessment (if you have not already done so), and may be placed in a heritage-track course or a higher level non-heritage course.


Chinese 110/120 will meet 5 days a week, 50 minutes per session. Besides the class time, students are expected to spend 2-3 hours every day, preparing for class, doing homework, listening to recordings, memorizing characters, and reviewing for tests, to name but a few typical activities outside classrooms.


Enrollment for this course is managed through Preference Selection

For detailed information about this course, please contact Course Head Yongtao Zhang at