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Fall 2021
Dec 11,2023
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Chinese Language Course 1, the first part of a yearlong pursuit, offers an an introduction to the basic phonetic and grammatical patterns of the language. It emphasizes the acquisition of Chinese language skills to satisfy basic communications in Chinese-speaking countries or communities. Simple audio-oral communication is practiced with essential vocabulary. Listening, speaking and reading are developed concurrently at an easy level with an emphasis on audio-oral skills. Topics in this course are common themes in everyday life of Chinese-speaking people and include greetings, family, dates and time, hobbies, visiting friends, making appointments, studying Chinese, school life, shopping, and transportation. These themes will be presented, discussed and practiced in authentic communicative contexts with the help of Chinese cultural products such as handicraft, film, literature, music and history. Learning language requires continuous practice and attention to linguistic detail. The class will be conducted mostly in Chinese so as to offer students enough target language input in an immersive environment. Therefore, students are expected to be active learners of the language. Grammar explanations will be presented as needed in meaningful contexts. Research shows that, while grammar is very important, language is acquired through using it meaningfully rather than memorizing linguistic rules. An additional key part of this course is to nurture students’ cultural competence through presenting and discussing essential aspects of Chinese culture relevant to topics of this course.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness

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