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Course Number:
CHN 103
Course Title:
First Year Chinese
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Course Description

The third course of three-course sequence in introductory Mandarin Chinese language and culture class, with the expansion on effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of native Chinese culture. Expands beginning learners' language proficiency as well as cultural awareness and understanding. Recommended: CHN 102 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Exchange daily greetings and communicate with gender and age appropriate vocabulary when interact with native Chinese speakers.

2. Apply common cultural understandings and recognize cultural values when interacting with native speakers of Chinese.

3. Use the understanding of more complex Chinese syntactic system to read and compose simple Chinese texts in Chinese characters to interact with their Chinese friends.

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)

   1.Weather descriptions
   2.Dinning out/ordering food
   3.Asking directions
   4.Seeing a doctor
   6.Attending social events
   2.Affirmative and negative responses
   3.Interrogatives: confirmative and informative questions
   4.Personal and demonstrative pronouns
   5.Complex word orders
   9.Descriptive complements
  10.Directional complements
  13.Topic-Comment sentences
  14.Comparative sentences
  15.Resultative complements
  16.Time duration
  17.Reduplication of adjectives
Skills and competencies:
   1.Initiate and exchange basic greetings and self-introductions in culturally appropriate manner according to gender and age
   2.Formulate requests and appropriate responses for different settings
   3.Describe weather conditions
   4.Describe existence and locations
   5.Give directions
   6.Attend social events in a culturally appropriate manner
   7.Describe illness and seek for medical assistance
   8.Employ proper sentence conjunctions in complex sentences
   9.Read edited level-appropriated Chinese texts
  10.Compose level-appropriated sentences and short paragraphs in Chinese characters
  11.Understand more complex Chinese syntactic system and phonetic symbols
  12.Understand common Chinese value and cultural knowledge