Yuexing Sun

Undergraduate Discipline

Chinese

Undergraduate Courses 2022-2023

Chinese

Beginning Chinese

Open, Small seminar—Year

Beginning Chinese is designed for students with little-to-no knowledge of Modern Standard Mandarin Chinese. The course aims to develop students’ communicative competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese at the novice-high level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale. Students will learn the basics of the language, including sounds, grammar, vocabulary, and Chinese characters, as well as important cultural aspects. Through authentic materials and meaningful tasks, students will acquire basic communicative skills essential to daily-life communication.

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Intermediate Chinese

Intermediate, Small seminar—Year

Prerequisite: at least one year of Mandarin Chinese or knowledge of basic Chinese

Intermediate Chinese is designed for students who have finished at least one year of Mandarin Chinese or who already have knowledge of basic Chinese. The goal of this course is to help students achieve intermediate-low level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale in Modern Standard Mandarin Chinese. Students will continue developing their communicative skills upon the foundation acquired. Students will reinforce and expand their language skills by reading, listening, discussing, and writing about topics related to daily-life events. By the end of the year, students will establish the ability to communicate in Mandarin Chinese sufficiently enough to satisfy personal needs and basic social demands.

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