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Course Content and Outcome Guide for CHN 201

Course Number:
CHN 201
Course Title:
Second Year Chinese
Credit Hours:
5
Lecture Hours:
50
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Reviews and expands learners' language proficiency as well as cultural awareness and understanding from first-year college Mandarin Chinese. Emphasizes effective skills in both the written and spoken language. The first course of a three-course sequence of second-year Mandarin Chinese. Prerequisite: CHN 103 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Apply wider cultural understandings and recognize Chinese cultural values to interact with native speakers of Mandarin.
2. Employ the understanding of Chinese syntactic system to read and compose simple colloquial Chinese texts in Chinese characters
3. Use Chinese grammatical structures and vocabulary to acquire information in semi-predictable settings
4. Use effective communicative skills to interact with native Mandarin Chinese speakers
 

Course Activities and Design

1. Group, pair and individual activities €“ communicative based activities
2. Classroom and individual projects €“ project-based activities
3. Individual and group presentations €“ project-based activities
4. Class drills €“ TPR and TPRS teaching methods; immersion approach

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. Active participation in interactive class activities, including individual, pair or group activities
2. Individual presentations
3. Contextual written tasks to assess reading, writing, cultural and aural competencies
4. Oral interviews with partners or instructor
5. Multimedia aids to improve listening skills, including short audio clips or films
6. Class discussions to enhance cultural awareness and knowledge

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes:
    1. Dating
    2. Renting an apartment
    3. Sports
    4. Travel
    5. Airport
Concepts:
    1. Statements €“ affirmative and negative
    2. Interrogatives: confirmative and informative questions
    3. Comparative structures
    4. Acceptance or refusal of an invitation
    5. Identify locations
Skills and competencies:
    1. Employ basic terms to accept or decline an invitation
    2. Describe current and ideal living quarters
    3. Comment living conditions
    4. Negotiate price
    5. Name popular sports
    6. Describe your travel plans
    7. Plan a vacations
    8. Read travel itinerary
    9. Check in at the airport
   10. Compliment someone on his or her language ability