Prerequisite: Mandarin III or permission of the instructor

The primary goal of this course is to help students improve and refine their Mandarin Chinese language skills. Students will gain the ability to create with language based on previously learned materials when they discuss familiar topics such as school life, shopping and dining at a restaurant. In Mandarin Chinese IV, students will continue to learn new Chinese vocabulary and grammar and achieve higher Chinese language proficiency by the end of this course. In each lesson, students will have many opportunities to practice and apply what they have learned through doing pair work with their peers, in-class grammar exercises and presentations. The course aims at improving students’ communication skills in all three modes (interpersonal, interpretive and presentational) and expanding students’ knowledge and awareness of Chinese culture and society.