Spring 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
Welcome to Chinese 1311, this course is the first of a two-course elementary Chinese language and culture sequence at the University of Texas at Dallas. The course is learner-centered, communicative learning approach, task-based learning approach and collaboration learning approach will be used to help students obtain a firm grasp of language structure, improve their communicative ability in Chinese and cross-cultural communicative competence. By the end of the semester, students who successfully complete the course will be able to:
1. Command Chinese Pinyin and 40 Chinese radicals.
2. Recognize and use 172 basic Chinese words/phrases and some Chinese sentence patterns.
3. Recognize, read and write basic Chinese characters and write short essays with instructions.
4. Conduct simple Chinese conversations.
5. Gain a basic understanding of the diverse aspects of societies and cultures in Chinese-speaking areas of the world.
1. Textbook: Integrated Chinese ã€Šä¸æ–‡å¬è¯´è¯»å†™ã€‹, Level 1 Part 1, 3rd edition (simplified)
2. Workbook: Integrated Chinese ã€Šä¸æ–‡å¬è¯´è¯»å†™ã€‹, Level 1 Part 1, 3rd edition (simplified)
3. Character Workbook: Integrated Chinese ã€Šä¸æ–‡å¬è¯´è¯»å†™ã€‹, Level 1 Part 1, 3rd edition (simplified and traditional)
4. Audio CD or MP3 audio: Integrated Chinese ã€Šä¸æ–‡å¬è¯´è¯»å†™ã€‹, Level 1 Part 1, 3rd edition
Note: Paper Workbooks are required, online workbooks are NOT accepted in this course.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
This course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of the Chinese language, or the Cantonese speakers. No previous Chinese learning experience is required.