Guidelines for placing yourself in the Chinese Language Classes: 

1.  If you

  • speak basic Mandarin Chinese,
  • know Pinyin or Bopomofo, and
  • write 200 characters (traditional or simplified)

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2. If you

  • speak Mandarin Chinese,
  • know Pinyin or Bopomofo, and
  • write 300 characters (traditional or simplified)
Then you should register for Chinese 205.

3. If you
  • communicate well in Mandarin Chinese,
  • know Pinyin or Bopomofo, and
  • write 550 characters and above (traditional or simplified)
Then you should register for Chinese 305 (if offered) or Chinese 491 (Independent Study, usually 2 credits).

If you have general questions, please contact Professor He at hed@whitman.edu.