East Asian Languages & Cultures | Elementary Chinese II, undergraduates
C102 | 1541 | Yan
Undergraduates only, 4 credits; P: grade of C or higher in C101 or
This course is designed to continue to lay a groundwork for those who are
interested in learning about Chinese people and understanding their
culture. It aims to develop 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 1-hour
interactive lectures, and three 1-hour drill sessions. In general, Tuesday
lecture emphasizes the context and usage of key vocabulary and common
sentence patterns. Thursday lecture is devoted to listening and reading
activities. Drills consolidate and expand what is covered in the lectures.
Students will have opportunities to talk about their lives, perform skits,
read simple stories, and write journals. Authentic materials and
computer-assisted language software will also be incorporated to enhance
learning effectiveness. Daily and active participation in class is
expected. Grades will be based on daily performance, homework assignments,
quizzes, and three oral/written tests.
Textbooks: (1) Interactions II: A Cognitive Approach to Beginning Chinese
(Text and Workbook), by Jennifer Li-chia Liu and Margaret Mian Yan, (2) The
Lady in the Painting, by Wang, Fang-yu.