Fall 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Chen, Bei
Discipline and Number
CHIN 1312 Section 001
MWF Time 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Course Title
Beginning Chinese II

Description of Course:

Welcome to Chinese 1312, the second of a two-course elementary Chinese language and culture sequence at the University of Texas at Dallas. This course continues to emphasize spoken Chinese for students to gain listening comprehension and verbal communication skills with more extensive vocabulary and sentence patterns. Meanwhile, students will continue to learn high-frequency characters in areas of immediate needs and bring the total number of characters to around 450. They will be able to identify these characters and use them in simple, meaningful sentences. Class will be conducted in vocabulary learning, pattern drills, dialogue practice, role-plays and group projects. By the end of the semester, students who successfully complete the course will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the ability to understand simple conversational Chinese and construct their own dialogues in given situation.
2. Write 450 characters and read them in meaningful context.
3. Analyze basic grammatical structures and apply them in speech and sentence writing.
4. Develop a deeper understanding of the diverse aspects of societies and cultures in Chinese-speaking areas of the world.
5. Simplified character and Mandarin Chinese will be taught in UTD’s Chinese courses.

Required Texts:

1. Textbook: Integrated Chinese 《中文听说读写》, Level 1 Part 1, 3rd edition (simplified)
2. Workbook: Integrated Chinese 《中文听说读写》, Level 1 Part 1, 3rd edition (simplified)
3. Character Workbook: Integrated Chinese 《中文听说读写》, Level 1 Part 1, 3rd edition (simplified and traditional)
4. More learning materials online at https://www.cheng-tsui.com/browse/integrated-chinese
5. Students can purchase the e-textbook, however, in order to practice the Chinese character writing, students MUST use the paper workbooks. E-workbook is NOT accepted in this course.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Chin 1311 or same level of language proficiency

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