PAAS 212

Elementary Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Languages

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

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.

Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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