COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
CHI 101-102 - BEGINNING
CHINESE I -II (5 CR.) (5 CR.)
speaking, reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic Chinese sentence
structure. Lecture 5 hours per week. Lecture 5 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
a basic introductory course, places emphasis on the development of proficiency
in the following skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Students
learn to function in the language within a limited context of vocabulary
and structure. The course also includes a general introduction to culture.
The student will understand
short, learned material and some full sentences, particularly where context
strongly supports understanding, and speech is clearly audible. The student
will understand words and phrases from simple questions, statements, and
high-frequency commands, although repetition, rephrasing, and/or a slowed
rate of speech may be required.
The student will communicate
by relying heavily on learned materials, while occasionally expanding these
through simple recombination of their elements. The student will ask questions
or make statements involving learned materials. The student will show signs
of spontaneity, although, speech continues to consist of learned material
rather than of personalized, situationally adapted materials. The studentís
pronunciation will approximate native speech, although, it may still be
strongly influenced by first language. The studentís vocabulary centers
on areas such as basic objects, places, and most common kinship terms.
The student will be able to make himself or herself understood by sympathetic
native speakers, although, repetition may be required.
Where vocabulary has
been learned, the student can read common messages, phrases, or expressions.
At times, but not on a consistent basis, students may be able to interpret
material in context at a slightly higher level.
The student will
be able to write approximately 200 Chinese characters and write short passages
with characters learned.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE
The student will learn
the structure of the Chinese language in a prescribed sequence beginning
with the simplest structures and working toward the more complex. Students
will learn correct Chinese pronunciation.
C. House and Home
E. Family Life
I. Physical Environment
K. Public and Private
M. Current Events