Chinese 3 builds on the skills developed in Chinese 1 and 2: listening, speaking, reading, and writing sentence patterns. Students expand their level of self-expression in more abstract situations. Classroom instruction is centered on an in-depth exploration of cultures, products, and practice through the use of authentic materials. Students continue to expand their cultural understanding and awareness. The class is facilitated primarily in Chinese. This course is designed for non-native/non-heritage students; simplified characters are taught.