Mandarin III is an upper-intermediate language course that prepares students to develop their competency towards an advanced level. After studying Chinese in Mandarin IA, IB, and II at IMS or equivalent, the students will continue to develop their language skills on the following topics: online shopping, family gatherings, social and festival events, nature and environmental protection, sickness and healthcare, tourism, and exploring Chinese Culture. The students are expected to have learned approximately 1000 characters in total upon completion of the upper-intermediate level. The students will be able to express themselves, share points of view in discussions, and communicate in paragraph-length conversations on familiar topics as well as some new social and academic topics.