101 Chinese Language Class

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This video shows a 101 Chinese Language Class taught by Luoyi Cai at University of Virginia. The students in the video are having a Chinese lesson at the University of Virginia. They had learned Chinese for 3 months, around 4 hours per week when the video was made. The class in the video is representative of the current Chinese language pedagogy in colleges and universities in the United States: a combination of the audio-lingual traditions and communication-oriented.