East Asian Languages and Cultures | Elementary Chinese I (undergraduate)
C101 | 1601-1602 | Chen


This section is for undergraduate students only (4 credits).

C101 is designed to lay a groundwork for those who are interested in
acquiring a linguistic tool to communicate with Chinese people and
understand their culture. It aims at developing students' overall competence
in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Chinese with special emphasis
on oral-aural skills. A learner-centered, task-based, and proficiency-driven
approach will be employed.

This course meets five hours a week: two one-hour interactive lectures and
three one-hour drills conducted in Chinese. Tuesday and Thursday lectures
emphasize the context and usage of key vocabulary and grammatical patterns.
Monday-Wednesday-Friday drills consolidate and expand what is covered in the
lectures.