East Asian Languages & Cultures | Elementary Chinese I (undergraduate)
C101 | 1575 | Yan


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
taught by the professor and three one-hour drills conducted in Chinese by
an associate instructor. 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.