Non-Heritage 100 Level Course Descriptions

Non-Intensive Basic Chinese I – Part I (for non-heritage students)

CHIN 131 (3) (4hrs/week)

The best way to learn a language is to fall in love with the language itself. CHIN 131 in an introductory course to Mandarin Chinese incorporating fun classroom activities, field trips, and online practices. The course aims to develop fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading comprehension, writing, and understanding in the language. By the end of the course, students are expected to have a good command of the pronunciation system, basic grammar, and the ability to be able to conduct a daily conversation in simple Chinese.

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

Textbook : Integrated Chinese (Simplified Character 3rd Edition) Level 1, Part 1

Prerequisite : None

Placement interview : required.

Continued Area of Study : CHIN 133

Summer 2019
No CHIN course(s) were found for S2019 term.

Non-Intensive Basic Chinese I – Part II (for non-heritage students)

CHIN 133 (3) (4hrs/week)

Keep the fun going! CHIN 133 is a continuation of CHIN 131 for non-heritage students. The course continues to polish and develop the core language skills of listening, speaking, reading comprehension, and writing via instructions and themed in-class activities. By the end of this course, students will be able to communicate in daily settings, such as shopping, or ordering at a restaurant.

This course corresponds with the ACTFL Novice-Mid/High Level Language Proficiency.

Textbook : Integrated Chinese (Simplified Character 3rd Edition) Level 1, Part 1

Prerequisite : CHIN 131 or equivalent

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

Continued Area of Study : CHIN 231, 234

Summer 2019
No CHIN course(s) were found for S2019 term.

Intensive Basic Chinese I (for non-heritage students)

CHIN 134 (6) (8hrs/week)

Want to be able to show-off a new language in a short time? This course is your best choice! CHIN 134 is an intensive introductory course for non-heritage students. The course aims to develop the fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading comprehension, writing, and understanding in the language in a short period of time via in-class activities, field trips, and online practices. Students will be able to communicate in daily settings, such as shopping, or ordering at a restaurant by the end of this course.

This course corresponds with the ACTFL Novice-High Language Proficiency.

Textbook : Integrated Chinese (Simplified Character 3rd Edition) Level 1, Part 1

Prerequisite : None

Placement interview : required.

Equivalent : CHIN 131 + CHIN 133

Continued Area of Study : CHIN 231, 234

Summer 2019
No CHIN course(s) were found for S2019 term.