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1: Pre-Unit 1

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  • Learning Objectives

    Once I have mastered this unit, I will:

    • understand the basic concepts of the Mandarin sound system (Pinyin and pronunciation);
    • be able to identify 21 initials and 36 finals by listening and reading, and type out the sounds when I hear them;
    • have memorized some useful classroom expressions; and
    • ave a basic overview of the Chinese language, including history, languages and dialects, and pronunciation.

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