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Foreign Language Lab Semester Hours
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
 
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Course Offerings

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Beginning Language and Structure

Chinese 110: Introduction to Chinese I

This four-credit course serves as an introduction to the Chinese language and characters. Students will be able to understand and carry on simple conversations using the Chinese language and also read and write simple sentences and paragraphs.

Chinese 111: Introduction to Chinese II

This four-credit course builds on skills students have developed in Chinese 110. Students will gain proficiency in reading, speaking, understanding and writing. By the end of this class students will gain the correct pronunciation and accuracy of the writing system. Students will gain a general understanding of Chinese grammar and structure of sentences, be able to read and write short letters and make entries in a journal.

Prerequisite: Chinese 110 or consent of instructor

Required Texts:

  1. Integrated Chinese Textbook (Simplified), Level 1 Part 1, Third Edition. (ISBN:  9780887276385) $39.95
  2. Integrated Chinese Workbook (Simplified), (ISBN:  9780887276408) $21.95
  3. Integrated Chinese Character Workbook (Simplified) (ISBN:  9780887276484) $19.95
  4. Textbook Website

 

Intermediate Language and Structure

Chinese 210: Intermediate Chinese I

Students will build on skills they have developed in Chinese 111. The emphasis will be on increasing students' proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the Chinese language. Students will gain a general understanding of Chinese grammar and the structure of sentences at the intermediate level.

 

Chinese 211: Intermediate Chinese II

Students will build on skills they have developed in Chinese 210. Although students will improve in all four aspects of language acquisition: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, the course places special emphasis on Chinese conversation. Students will work individually, or in a group daily, on speaking and listening activities to facilitate as much conversation as possible. Students will gain a further understanding of Chinese grammar and the structure of sentences appropriate at the advanced intermediate level.

Required Texts:

  1. Integrated Chinese Textbook (Simplified), Level 1 Part 2, Expanded Second Edition. (ISBN:  088727532X)
  2. Integrated Chinese Workbook (Simplified), Level 1 Part 2,  (ISBN:  0887274781)
  3. Character Workbook Expanded, 3rd Ed, Trad & Simp (Pbk) (ISBN:  9780887276767)

 

Chinese   310: Intermediate Chinese III (crs.)

Students will improve all four aspects of language acquisition: speaking and listening as well as reading and writing. They will continue to consolidate and build on the skills they have acquired in Chinese 211. Students will be working with different partners and in small groups daily to facilitate as much conversation as possible. Grammar topics will also be systematically reviewed. The course will give students the opportunity to apply what they have learned by focusing oral and written work focusing on comparison and contrast, narration, and navigating social situations related to topic areas discussed in the course. Prerequisite: Chinese 211 or consent of instructor.

 

Chinese   311: Intermediate Chinese IV (crs.)

In Chinese 311, students will continue improving in all four aspects of language acquisition: speaking and listening as well as reading and writing. They will continue to consolidate and build on the skills acquired in Chinese 310. Students will be working with different partners and in small groups daily to facilitate as much conversation as possible. Grammar topics will also be systematically reviewed. By the end of the semester, each student should feel much more comfortable when hearing the Chinese language and should also be able to speak on a variety of topics and issues covered in this course. Prerequisite: Chinese 310 or consent of instructor.

Advanced Language and Structure

Chinese   315: Chinese Language & Culture 3 (crs.)

The goal of the Chinese Language and Culture course is to help students improve all four aspects of language acquisition: speaking and listening, as well as reading and writing, through the exploration of different topics reflecting multiple aspects of Chinese culture. Students will continue to consolidate and build on the skills they have acquired in previous Chinese learning. We will use a selection of nationally acclaimed movies to help students better understand the culture and the society of China in different decades of the twentieth century. Grammar topics will also be systematically reviewed. By the end of the semester, students should feel much more comfortable conversing in Mandarin on day-to-day topics, and all the topics cover basic information from previous semesters. Prerequisite: Chinese 311 or equivalent.

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