Mandarin IB is an elementary language course for beginners. After learning Chinese in Mandarin IA at IMS or equivalent, the students will continue to develop their language skills on the following topics at the novice-high level: colors, clothing, friends, sports, pets, languages, shopping, routines of a day and ongoing actions, weather, directions, and trips. Approximately 250 new characters will be learned in the course. The learners are expected to have learned approximately 500 characters in total upon course completion. The students will be able to use complete sentences, hold simple conversations about everyday topics, as well as ask and answer questions on familiar topics.