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About This Class
This course will introduce the Chinese sound system. It will provide you basis for learning Chinese speaking and listening through the introduction of Chinese sound system--pinyin with its tones, initials, finals and spelling rules. The instructor is Professor Hong Zeng, an award-winning professor of Chinese for 16 years in prestigious American universities. Following this course, you will have an introduction of Chinese writing system, and a language sequence of 80 courses (half an hour each course) to finish 3 years' college Chinese curriculum in just 6 months (based on the same range of vocabulary, grammar and situational dialogues) and save 30000 dollars of college tuition, while achieve the same degree of proficiency at the convenience of your home and available time.
I am an award-winning professor of Chinese for 16 years at prestigious American universities. I have taught at UNC, Chapel Hill, College of William and Mary, Carleton College, Swarthmore College and Hamline University. I have two PhDs in Chinese and comparative language and literature, and published five books in these realms well-endorsed by world-renowned experts in my field. I have twice more than doubled beginning Chinese class enrollment in just one year. I had won 30000 dollars large grant from Asian Network for Chinese study.