Third Year Chinese I
fair command of the active vocabulary, expressions and grammatical structures
introduced in the text materials and be able to use them appropriately
ability to distinguish the differences between the written and spoken form
of certain Chinese expressions, and begin to understand the basic rhetorical
structures of Chinese expository essays.
understanding of Chinese culture and contemporary Chinese society.
To understand face-to-face, non-technical speech in controlled contexts
and familiar topics in everyday life and to comprehend the gist of authentic
media broadcasts with some supporting details.
To engage in conversation and discussion on general topics in an interactive
fashion, to express your ideas and defend your point of view in relatively
clear, connected discourse such as narration, description, and explanation.
To understand the gist of written passage on social issues for general
readers and be able to summarize the main ideas in short sentences or phrases;
to apply reading strategies such as skimming, scanning and guessing unknown
To write cohensive and coherent short prose such sa summaries, social notices,
Encounters I: A Cognitive Approach to Advanced Chinese