Chinese Language Study at TESC

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Chinese Language Study at TESC


CHINESE Year One II Course website at: <> The Evergreen State College

Syllabus 課程介紹Winter, 2018 (Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-7:30 pm, Computer Center, Library 2619 classroom, unless otherwise noted)

  Faculty: Lin Crowley Library 2512, 867-6239

Course Description

This course emphasizes the mastery of standard Chinese pronunciation and the building of useful vocabularies and sentence structures. Students will learn to speak modern Mandarin Chinese through vigorous interactive practice and small group activities. The class is fast-paced with use of internet and online software to accelerate the learning. Chinese history and culture will be included as it relates to each language lesson. Field trips will also be conducted to enhance the understanding of Chinese culture. Both traditional and simplified Chinese characters will be introduced and practiced through the course. Text, Workbook and Online Materials Integrated Chinese (IC), Tao-chung Yao, Yuehua Liu, Boston, Cheng & Tusi Company, 2017 (2009 is acceptable as well). The Level 1 Part 1 IC is comprised of three volumes: (available at the TESC Bookstore or online)

  • Textbook (Level 1 Part 1; Simplified Character Edition)-Required
  • Workbook (Level 1 Part 1; Simplified Character Edition)-Required
  • Character Workbook (Level 1 Part 1; Traditional and Simplified Character Edition)-Optional

Online supplementary materials:


The goal of this program is to help students acquire Chinese communicative skills and to introduce students to Chinese Culture. In addition to cover the lessons in Integrated Chinese, a broad spectrum of life in Chinese societies will be introduced as we proceed with each lesson. Cultural notes and media programs regarding Chinese traditions and customs will also be incorporated. Please check out our website for links to various web resources. Program site at: .

Attendance Policies and Credits

  • For language learning, every class is important. The pace of the class will be fast and steady. You should not miss any class. You will receive full credits based upon satisfactory and on-time completion of all course requirements and assignments. Credit denial decisions will be made by the faculty. Partial credit will rarely be awarded. Plagiarism, failing to complete one or more assignments, completing more than one assignment late (without having made special arrangements with faculty prior to the due date) or more than three non-excused absences, may constitute automatic denial of credit.

Readings & Assignments

  • You can check out digital audio recorders, video cameras, and headphones from Media Loan to record and prepare for your practice and presentation. Practicing CDs and additional IC supplemental materials are available from the library and the Language Lab to aid in your practice.
  • Assignments will be reviewed and checked after class by the faculty. Your effort and class attendance and overall participation will be recorded.
  • You should always hand in homework on time. I will accept late homework assignments, but only with prior communication from you. Field trip participation is encouraged for better culture learning but not required.

The course schedule will be updated regularly. Please check back.  (Last updated on 12/28/17)

Schedule Book Integrated Chinese(IC) Assignments
Week 1 Review pinyin system and Lesson 1-3 IC Chinese pinyin lesson review, writing system and sound practice

Week 2 Continue IC lessons 1-3 review IC lesson 1-3 review  UC Berkeley
Week 3 IC lesson #4 IC #4, Workbook UC Berkeley 
Week 4 IC lesson #4 IC #4, Workbook UC Berkeley
Week 5 IC Lesson #5 IC #5, Workbook UC Berkeley
Week 6 IC lesson #5 IC #5, Workbook UC Berkeley, 2/18/18, Sunday, Class Field trip to Portland
Week 7 IC lesson #6 IC #6, Workbook UC Berkeley, Calligraphy workshop
Week 8 IC lesson #6 IC #6 Workbook UC Berkeley Sichuan Chinese opera performance, @ ET
Week 9 Lessons 4-6  review/ prepare final presentation IC #4-6 Workbook submit for review, and final presentation prep
Week 10 Final presentation  Final Presentation
Eval Week Evaluation Evaluation

Class Field Trip to Portland Chinatown and Lansu Chinese Garden, 2/18/18, Sunday, 9am-7pm.

Check out the Chinese American railroad special art exhibit @ Tacoma Art Museum.

Video Exercise  at <>

Audio and more reference File at <>

For more cultural activities:

TESC Lunar new year Taiji seminar/ celebration event Feb. 11-13 at the Long House.

Olympia Area Chinese Association Chinese New Year celebration party on Feb 25th.