East Asian Languages and Cultures | Elementary Chinese II
C102 | 1497 | Chen


Undergraduates only, 4 credits;  P: grade of C or higher in C101 or
equivalent proficiency

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, lesson tests, and oral/written exams.

Textbook:  Interactions II: A Cognitive Approach to Beginning
Chinese (Text and Workbook), by Jennifer Li-chia Liu and Margaret
Mian Yan