Archived Versions

21F.107 / 21F.157 Chinese I (Streamlined)

As taught in: Fall 2005

The Pinyin syllable for light.  The word 'Light' written in English below it.

Pinyin syllable for 'light.' (Image courtesy of Carrene Tracy.)


Undergraduate / Graduate


Jin Zhang

Tong Chen

Course Highlights

This course features sample assignments and a sample quiz in the exams section.

Course Description

This course, along with 21F.108/158 offered in the spring, form the elementary level of the streamlined sequence, which is for students who have some basic conversational skills gained, typically, from growing up in a Chinese speaking environment, but lack a corresponding level of literacy. The focus of the course is on learning standard everyday usage, on reading in both traditional and simplified characters, and on writing.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.