PAAS 212

Elementary Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Languages

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: CHIN 220

Trains speakers of non-Mandarin forms of Chinese (e.g., Cantonese) in the sounds of Mandarin Chinese. Students will learn the pinyin romanization system; concentration will be on listening and speaking. Characters will be introduced in both full and simplified variants.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of PAAS 212, CHIN 220, CHIN 410.
  • Not open to non-native speakers.
  • Limited to 35 students per section.
  • Knowledge of a non-Mandarin form of Chinese is required prior to taking this course.


  • Permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in Pacific and Asian Studies offered by the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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