Non-Heritage 100 Level Course Descriptions

Basic Chinese Language Courses for Non-heritage Students

 

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

CHIN 131 (3) – Term 1 (4hrs/week)

CHIN 131 is a 3-credit introductory course for non-heritage students. With communicative classroom activities, on-line practices and field trips, the course seeks to help students acquire the rudimentary knowledge of Chinese and develop basic skills in understanding, speaking, reading and writing in the language. By the end of the course, students are expected to have a good command of the pronunciation system and basic grammar, to be able to conduct daily conversation in simple Chinese, and to read and write short passages with an active vocabulary of about 250 simplified Chinese characters.

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

Prerequisite : None

Placement interview : required.

Continued Area of Study : CHIN 133

 

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

CHIN 133 (3) –Term 2 (4hrs/week)

CHIN 133 is a continuation of CHIN 131 for non-heritage students . This course continues to develop students’ four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. By the end of this course, students are expected to master part of the basic grammar, to be able to communicate in some real-life situations in a Mandarin-speaking environment, and to read and write with an active vocabulary of 500 simplified characters.

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

 

Intensive Basic Chinese I (for non-heritage students)

CHIN 134 (6) –Term 1 (8hrs/week)

CHIN 134 is an intensive introductory course for non-heritage students . With communicative classroom activities, on-line practices and field trips, the course seeks to help students acquire the rudimentary knowledge of Chinese and develop basic skills in understanding, speaking, reading and writing in the language. By the end of the course, students are expected to have a good command of the pronunciation system and basic grammar, to be able to conduct daily conversation in simple Chinese, and to read and write short passages with an active vocabulary of 500 simplified Chinese characters.

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