East Asian Languages & Cultures | Second-Year Chinese II, undergraduates
C202 | 1551 | Liu
Undergraduates only, 4 credits; P: grade of C or higher in C201 or
This course is designed to further develop students' overall language
proficiency. By the end of the semester, students should be able to: 1)
carry out a face-to-face daily conversation with ease; 2) narrate a
simple story or describe a familiar event; and 3) read and write about what
students can say in Chinese. A reader of essays on social issues in the
United States as well as China will be used. In addition, a film will be
employed to enhance listening comprehension and understanding of Chinese
The class meets five hours a week: two hours of interactive lectures and
three hours of drills. Lectures focus on the introduction of essential
grammatical patterns and discussion of the text; drills aim at helping
students practice and internalize key vocabulary and grammatical patterns.
Daily and active participation in class is expected. The grade will be
based on daily performance, homework, quizzes, and three oral/written tests.