CHIN 405

Advanced Chinese – Speaking and Writing I

CHIN 405 (3 credits) (3hrs/week)

Speak the language like a pro. CHIN 405 focuses on developing speaking and writing skills for non-heritage students at the advanced level. Students will be actively engaged in communicative tasks that require the use of the new vocabulary, grammatical patterns, discourse device, and cultural information. By the end of the semester, students are expected to be able to conduct conversation and discussion with standard Mandarin pronunciation and appropriate cultural manners. Writing assignments related to different topics discussed in class are designed to reinforce learned knowledge and improve students’ writing skills in Chinese.

This course corresponds with the ACTFL Advanced-Low/Mid Level Language Proficiency.

Textbook : Beyond the Basics:  2nd Edition (Bai et al., 2008 )   

Prerequisite : CHIN 337338 or equivalent

Placement interview : required (except for continuing students with advancement approval from previous class)

Continued Area of Study : CHIN 403

Winter 2021

CHIN405 Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing I (Non-Heritage) Sections

More formal styles of oral and written communication. Can be taken concurrently with CHIN 401. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 405 or CHIN 305 or CHIN 408.

CHIN401 or CHIN405 Students –> Progress to CHIN403 or CHIN407, respectively

CHIN400 level is the highest level of non-heritage language courses.

You can take CHIN403 after CHIN401. You can take CHIN407 after CHIN405. The pair of CHIN401/403 is at the same level as CHIN405/407.

If you haven’t taken CHIN401 in Term 1, you can’t take CHIN403 in the second term. And if you haven’t taken CHIN405 in Term 1, you can’t take CHIN407 in the second term.

After taking BOTH pairs, i.e. CHIN401/403 and CHIN405/407, you can consider some lower-level heritage courses to increase your proficiency level. You may also consider the heritage CHIN435/437 Business Chinese course if you are interested in the field.

Winter 2021

CHIN403 Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing II (Non-Heritage) Sections

Continuation of CHIN 401. Can be taken concurrently with CHIN 407. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 403 or CHIN 303 or CHIN 404.

Winter 2021

CHIN407 Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing II (Non-Heritage) Sections

Continuation of CHIN 405. Can be taken concurrently with CHIN 403. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 407 or CHIN 307 or CHIN 408.