PAAS 218

Intensive Beginner Chinese II

Units: 3.0

Hours: 6-1

Formerly: 111, CHIN 150

Continuation of 118, bringing beginner students to the lower-intermediate level in Modern standard Chinese. Primary emphasis on reading and translation of texts in modern Chinese in both standard and simplified characters. Introduction of elements of the classical language as used in modern writing. Attention also to listening, speaking and/or writing skills.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of PAAS 218, PAAS 111, CHIN 150, CHIN 200, CHIN 200A, CHIN 200B.
  • Not open to native speakers.


  • One of PAAS 110 with a minimum grade of B, PAAS 118 with a minimum grade of B, CHIN 149 with a minimum grade of B; or
  • 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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