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CHINESE (CHN)

Updated for 2013-2014

CHN 101 Elementary Chinese I (4)

CHN 101 is a course designed for beginners of Chinese. Study of basic structures of the Mandarin Chinese language with emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students will gain these four skills in standard Mandarin Chinese attaining the Novice-High level on the ACTFL-ETS proficiency scale.

Rec Preparation: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

CHN 102 Elementary Chinese II (4)

CHN 102 is a continuation of CHN 101. The four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Standard Mandarin Chinese are further developed. Students will gain these four skills, attaining approximately the Intermediate-Low level on the ACTFL-ETS proficiency scale.

Prerequisite: CHN 101 with a grade of C or better.

Rec Preparation: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

CHN 111 Elementary Conversational Chinese I (3) CHN 111 is designed for students beginning the study of conversational Mandarin Chinese. Students study the basic structures of Mandarin Chinese with an emphasis on developing fundamental skills (listening, speaking and grammar) of spoken Mandarin Chinese with application to a number of familiar everyday topics. Although the primary emphasis is on spoken Mandarin Chinese, class time will also be spent to enable students to acquire skills to identify basic components of Chinese characters and read high-frequently employed Chinese characters. Students will be attaining approximately the Novice-High level on the ACTFL-ETS (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency scale.

CHN 201 Intermediate Chinese I (4) CHN 201 is the first half of an intermediate course in Chinese. Four language skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing introduced in the elementary level course will be reinforced. Students in this course will develop language skills in a linguistically appropriate manner. Prerequisite: Chinese 102 with a grade of C or better, or Chinese 102 equivalent by placement test or consent of instructor. Recommended Preparation: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. CHN 202 Intermediate Chinese II (4) CHN 202 is the second half of an intermediate course in Chinese. Four language skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing introduced in the elementary level course will be reinforced. Students in this course will develop language skills in a linguistically appropriate manner. Prerequisite: Chinese 201 with a grade of C or better, or Chinese 201 equivalent by placement test or consent of instructor. Recommended Preparation: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

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