CHI 1100 Chinese Language I
Term: Offered in Spring
With China playing an increasingly more important role in world affairs and economy, proficiency in the Chinese language is in higher demand. In order to meet this demand a course in the Chinese language and culture is highly necessary.
"Chinese Language I" is a semester-long course designed for students with no previous knowledge of Chinese; it introduces students to the official Chinese language--Mandarin. The course aims to help students obtain an adequate mastery of basic language skills in both spoken and written Chinese and lay a good foundation for further study of this language.
Credit Hours: 3.0
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course students are expected to
In this course, through a variety of in-class activities such as sentence pattern practice, vocabulary-in-context, listening and reading comprehension, dialogue and role-play in groups and/or in pairs, students will learn to apply to various real-life scenarios their newly-learned vocabulary, language points, and sentence patterns. Specifically, students will learn how to use Chinese in speech and writing on common topics such as the following:
Yao, Tao-chung et al. Integrated Chinese: Textbook, Level 1, Part 1, 2nd ed. Boston:
Cheng & Tsui, 2005.
---. Integrated Chinese: Workbook, 2nd ed. Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2005.
---. Integrated Chinese: Character Workbook, 2nd ed. Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2005.
Requirements and Evaluation:
The course requirements and final grade will be made up of the following components:
A: 92 to 100%; A-: 90 to 91%;
B+: 88 to 89%; B: 83 to 87%; B-: 80 to 82%;
C+: 78 to 79%; C: 73 to 77%; C-: 70 to 72%;
D+: 68 to 69%; D: 60 to 67%;
F: 0 to 59%.