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Course Number:
CHN 202
Course Title:
Second Year Chinese
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Course Description

Expands learners' language proficiency as well as cultural awareness and understanding. The second course of a three-course sequence of second-year Mandarin Chinese language and culture, with a great emphasis given to improving effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. Prerequisites: CHN 201 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Apply wider cultural understandings and recognize Chinese cultural values to interact with native Chinese people and authentic texts
2. Employ the understanding of Chinese syntactic system to read and compose colloquial Chinese texts in Chinese characters
3. Use acquired Chinese grammatical structures and vocabulary to require information in more natural 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)

   1. Schools
   2. Living conditions
   3. Authentic Chinese cuisines
   4. Shopping preferences and restrictions
   5. Major areas of study, academic departments
   1. Directional complements
   2. Potential complements
   3. Descriptive complements
   4. Logical thoughts
   6. Explanation
   7. Preferences and criteria
   8. Simple arguments and disagreements
Skills and competencies:
   1. Describe the pros and cons of living conditions
   2. Express politely a dissenting opinion
   3. Give comments on someone’s opinions
   4. Express disagreement tactfully
   5. Make dietary restrictions or preferences known
   6. Describe shopping preferences and criteria
   7. Present arguments with rhetorical questions
   8. Share your opinions and explain the reasons