There are an increasing number of people who are interested in Chinese culture and language. This is an ABC Chinese course for beginners, including introduction of phonetics and daily expressions. After taking this class, you will have a basic understanding of Mandarin Chinese and basic conversations of daily living such as exchanging personal information, greeting, numbers, dates, weather and hobbies etc. We will also discuss Chinese culture and compare the differences between China and the US. This is an elementary course on Chinese speaking. You will not study the Chinese alphabetbut will focus on conversation, so that it will be easier to follow and complete the course.