The course aims to expose students to simple Mandarin in their daily lives which include greeting, introducing oneself, reporting time and etc. The students will learn basic Chinese Phonetics (Hanyu Pinyin System), about 180 words, and basic sentence structures. They are also expected to be able to read and write simple sentences in hanyu pinyin. Classroom activities will include listening, speaking, reading and writing practices. Practices on certain basic grammar will also be carried out. The students will be evaluated on all the four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing.