This course is the second semester of intermediate-level modern Mandarin Chinese. This course emphasizes oral communication (speaking and listening), but also integrates the remaining language skills – reading and writing, as well as Chinese culture and society. By the end of the semester, students can expect to read and respond to questions about texts of an appropriate level; make presentations about themselves and everyday topics; engage in short conversations with classmates, instructors and sympathetic native speakers. CHI 206 is the fourth in a series of courses in practical Chinese language and culture. Weekly independent practice is required. Prerequisite: CHI-205.