|Year Of Operation||2009|
|Sites Offered||LAJ, STP|
From the CTY Course Catalog (2009):
In three weeks, this course covers material comparable to a year of Chinese in an upper elementary school setting. Students with little or no knowledge of the language are introduced to everyday spoken Chinese and simplified forms of Chinese characters. Language skills are reinforced through lively activities involving listening, speaking, reading, and writing. By the end of this course, students have been introduced to most of the important grammatical structures of spoken Chinese and to a vocabulary of approximately 700 lexical items. Prior knowledge of Chinese is not required or assumed.