Fall 2013 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Li, Wenqi
Discipline and Number
CHIN 1311 Section: 002
Day:
TR Time: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Course Title:
Beginning Chinese I

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

This course is an introduction to the Mandarin Chinese Language, which is spoken not only in Mainland China, but also in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and many overseas Chinese communities throughout the world. Although the main emphasis of the course will be laid on verbal communication skills in listening and speaking, reading and writing skills will also be integrated in the learning. Students will be introduced to the basic grammar, and elements of the writing system – Chinese characters, as well as aspects of Chinese culture and civilization.


Students will demonstrate the ability to begin to speak Chinese with correct pronunciation and to use pinyin system fluently to facilitate their listening and speaking skills.
Students will write basic radicals and 200 characters and be able to read and understand them in meaningful sentences and short dialogues.
Students will begin to develop an awareness of aspects of Chinese culture.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

3rd edition of the following books:
中 文 听 说 读 写
1.Integrated Chinese, Textbook , Level One, Part One
2.Integrated Chinese, Character Workbook, Level One, Part One
3.Integrated Chinese, Workbook, Level One , Part One
4.Audio CD attached to the Textbook and Workbook
Author: Tao-chung Yao and Yuehua Liu
Publisher: Boston: Cheng &Tsui Company

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

No pre-requisites required
This course is not meant for native speakers

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