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LAN8019

Course
LAN8019
Course Title
Beginning Chinese II

Description

This course is designed for students with a basic knowledge of the Mandarin Chinese language. Students will be introduced to more vocabulary, grammar, speaking skills, and cultural traits that will allow them to communicate through oral exercises.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Express basic thoughts in the most popular pattern such as professions/careers and transportation.
  • Demonstrate greater ability in pronunciation, even of unfamiliar works, in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Express an understanding of some cultural characteristics of China.

Content

1. Pinyin

  • Initials and finals
  • Tones

 2. Vocabulary

  • Countries
  • Languages
  • Professions/careers
  • Measure words
  • Transportation

3. Grammar

  • Basic sentence structure - Subject + Verb + object
  • The position of adverbs, time phrases
  • Conjunctions

4. Extension of Chinese culture

Prerequisites

None

Method of Instruction

  • Presentation of new material, repetition, substitution and transposition.
  • Promotion of conversation,making use of all subject matter and grammatical concepts. Instructors may supplement with field trips or additional material.

 

Evaluation

  • Exam: None 
  • Demonstration of Skills: Class attendance and participation 
  • Class participation: Expected