This course is designed for advanced beginners of Chinese learners. The goals of the class are: developing interpretive communication skills in Mandarin, building up a solid foundation in character writing, and practicing basic greetings. The course emphasizes spelling with the pinyin system, tone accuracy, numbers, days of the week, months, telling time, basic greetings, characters writing, and grammar structures. In-class writing drills, vocabulary quizzes, and conversation practice, are done on a regular basis. Online-learning and computer-based learning activities are also given as a way to immerse the students in Chinese.