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

Summer 2024
No CHIN course(s) were found for S2024 term.

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.

Summer 2024
No CHIN course(s) were found for S2024 term. Summer 2024
No CHIN course(s) were found for S2024 term.