Chinese Language Study at Evergreen

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Chinese Language Study at Evergreen


CHINESE Year One I-III Course website at: <> The Evergreen State College

Syllabus 課程介紹 Fall, 2021 (normal class time Tuesday & Thursday 6-8 pm, Computer Center, Library 2610 classroom. During the Pandemic our class activities will be held online via zoom. Meeting ID and information will be sent to students enrolled for the class.)

  Faculty: Lin Crowley,

  Seminar 2 B2125, 360-867-6239

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 and Level 1 part 2 IC are comprised of three volumes. See level 1 part 1 below: (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. Based on the student needs and course progress cultural notes and media programs regarding Chinese traditions and customs will also be incorporated. Please check out our website for links to various 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 participate in each class seninars/meetings on time and 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 Evergreen’s 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 and study.
  • 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 turn in homework and assignment on time. Faculty will accept late homework assignments, but only with prior communication from you.

College policy appliance

The Evergreen State College is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment, including sexual assault, domestic/relationship violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and retaliation. I am committed to your well-being and safety, and am open to discuss any concerns you may have.

Please know that I am a Responsible Employee, meaning that I am legally obligated to share information with the College’s Title IX Coordinator in certain situations that help ensure a student’s safety and care is being addressed. Although I have to notify the Title IX Coordinator, it will be up to you to control how your case is handled, including whether to pursue a formal complaint or legal action or not. The goal is to make sure you are aware of a range of options available to you and have access to the resources you need.

If you are seeking confidential support, please feel free to contact the following confidential resources:

  • Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Response (Sem I, 4119, 360.867.5221,
  • Student Wellness Services (Sem I 2110, 360.867.6200)
  • SafePlace Olympia (521 Legion Way SE, Olympia, 360.754.6300)

The course schedule will be updated regularly. Please check back.  (Last updated on 10/3/21)

Schedule Integrated Chinese (IC) Assignments
Week 1 Chinese pinyin & writing system intro and IC use IC Chinese pinyin & lesson review

Week 2 IC Review IC lesson review  UC Berkeley
Week 3 IC lesson #1 IC #1, Workbook UC Berkeley 
Week 4 IC lesson #1 IC #1, Workbook UC Berkeley
Week 5 IC Lesson #2 IC #2, Workbook UC Berkeley
Week 6 IC lesson #2 IC #2, Workbook UC Berkeley 
Week 7 IC lesson #3 IC #3, Workbook UC Berkeley
Week 8 IC lesson #3 IC #3 Workbook UC Berkeley
Week 9 Lessons 1-3 review/ prepare final presentation IC Workbook submit for review, and final presentation prep
Week 10 Final presentation  Final Presentation
Eval Week Evaluation Evaluation



Video and audio Exercises  at <> and <http://eall.>


More cultural activities will be shared via Canvas site.