East Asian Languages and Cultures | Elementary Chinese I (undergraduates)
C101 | 15255 | 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 for true beginners and on
reading-writing skills for advanced beginning heritage learners. 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. 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.