This course is the continuation of Intensive Elementary Chinese (82-135). Students will continue to learn the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing for daily communication, while more focus on reading and writing Chinese characters. More variety of expressions and complicated sentence structures will be taught so that students can carry on daily conversations on various topics related to modern Chinese Society. Activities related to the broad spectrum of the Chinese culture will be organized to facilitate the language learning. This course can be a substitute for 82-232 for Chinese Minor. Prerequisite: 82-135 or equivalent. Instructor's approval is required to register for this course.