East Asian Languages and Cultures | Elementary Chinese II
C102 | 1608 | Chen


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

This course is designed to continue to lay the 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 dynamic 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 notes, and write short letters around daily life
topics.  Visual aids, authentic materials, and multimedia language
resources 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