Chinese, Beginning I, II & III
The introductory Chinese courses are offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring of 2016-17, and will emphasize on the mastery of standard Chinese pronunciation and the building of useful vocabularies. Students with no prior experience will learn Chinese pinyin system and modern Mandarin Chinese through vigorous interactive practice and small group activities. The class is fast-paced with use of internet and computerized software to accelerate the learning. Chinese history and culture will be included as it relates to each language lesson. Field trip will also be conducted to help create a language immersion experience as well as to enhance the understanding of Chinese culture. Class meets every Tuesday and Thursday, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Location library 2619, inside of Computer Center.
Chinese, Advanced Beginning
For those students who have taken beginning Chinese course or who have had at least one quarter college-level Chinese learning and are familiar with the Chinese pinyin system they can request to take the Advanced Beginning Chinese. Courses may be offered in the future if requested. Students learn new sentence structures and build up additional vocabulary so they can carry on conversation in a variety of situations. Students work to improve pronunciation while expanding understanding of Chinese context and grammatical constructions. It is designed to reinforce and build upon previous skills through interactive practice of spoken and written Chinese. Learning activities also include speaker presentations, field trips, and Chinese film and media. Check back for course time and location.
“Study Abroad in Taiwan and Hong Kong“, a study abroad program, will be offered in Summer, 2017. Please check back for more information for this study abroad program offering.
This unique study-abroad program offers students an introduction to Taiwan and Hong Kong and its unique culture. Students will travel to the beautiful tropical island to participate in a three weeks summer program at a University in Taiwan. The university experience will offer Chinese language and culture classes and insight into Chinese and Taiwanese culture and the current relationship between Taiwan and China.
Students will be encouraged to document the trip and continue the learning through seminars and film viewing and documentary making upon their return for the remainder of the second session. Please see Study Abroad program tab for more information.