CHNS111 Elementary Chinese II
Department of Language & Literature: Chinese
- I. Course Number and Title
- CHNS111 Elementary Chinese II
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- CHNS110 (C or better) or equivalent or permission of the Department of Language and Literature
- V. Other Pertinent Information
Students are expected to spend between six and nine hours per week outside of class in activities, such as learning vocabulary, reading, completing written exercises, working on pronunciation, preparing oral presentations, and working with the multimedia files that accompany the text.
This course meets the General Education requirement in Arts/Humanities.
This course meets the General Education requirement in Diversity.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- In this continuation of CHNS110, students continue to learn more basics of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese. Oral proficiency, correct pronunciation, listening comprehension, and grammatical accuracy are all stressed, as well as the cultural and historical backgrounds of Chinese-speaking countries.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- acquire and demonstrate an elementary, but growing, degree of competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing [Arts/Humanities];
- recognize and respond appropriately to most common spoken situations;
- analyze some basic Chinese texts;
- demonstrate basic mastery of written Chinese; and
- explain some common aspects of life in Chinese-speaking countries [Diversity].
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
Attributive expressing possession
Serial verb phrases
Six question types
Vocabulary and social contexts:
Food, grocery shopping
Entertainment and the Arts
Hobbies and interests
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
- take frequent quizzes and chapter tests;
- complete homework, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
- perform listening comprehension exercises;
- participate in oral interviews and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels; and
- complete short essay questions on tests and quizzes relating to cultural practices in the Chinese-speaking world, especially in contrast to the United States.
Quizzes and tests taken in class include the cultural topics presented in the course. Students articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Students use text, workbook, and multimedia resources of first-year proficiency-based Chinese program. See course syllabus.
Approval / Revision Date: Approved 5/1999; Revised 10/2011; New Core 8/2015