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 CHINESE II CULTURE CLASS SYLLABUS

Course Name:                              Chinese Culture II   

Teacher Name:                             Xiaochuan  Hu  ,  Xin Wang

Teacher contact information:     Email: hxchuan@yahoo.com

                                                       Cell:   724 996 8138

Room #:                                        B134

Time:                                            9 - 11 am  Saturday ( Please see above WCCA calendar )                                                            

 Objectives of the course:  

  •  Students expand from their base in first year Chinese (or its equivalent) to continue to develop their four skills of aurally understanding, speaking, reading ,writing and typing.
  •  Many of the grammatical constructions introduced in first year Chinese will be repeated in this course with increasing sophistication in terms of style and usage.
  •  Many of the linguistic tasks students will learn to handle are similar to those of first year Chinese, the level of language required to carry out these tasks is more advanced.
  • Comprehend and produce paragraph-level Chinese. Rigorous practice of spoken  Chinese in complex communicative activities will be conducted.       

Course description:

  • This course is the continuation of the elementary Chinese course for beginning students of Mandarin Chinese as Second laguage. Students will continue learning the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing for everyday communication.
  • Building upon the vocabulary and sentence structures taught in the first semester, students will learn more useful expressions and advanced sentence structures necessary for use in everyday life.
  • A large part of the class time will be devoted to conversations related to topics in daily life. While emphasis will be laid on the communicative skills of listening and speaking, students will also continue to learn to read and write Chinese characters, and write short paragrphy in Chinese characters.
  • To facilitate the study of the language, different aspects of Chinese culture and society will be introduced through such activities as Chinese videos, and group activities.

 Student outcome:

  • At the end of the course, students will be able to recognize the respective traditional Chinese characters covered in the lessons, and carry out some simple conversations on topics studied.
  • Students will also be able to demonstrate knowledge of different values, customs, philosophy and the life styles of the various regions and communities of the Mandarin Chinese-speaking-world covered in this course.

 Textbook(s) and other materials used/required: 

  • Chinese Paradise Text 2( Beijing Language and Culture University Press )
          Chinese Paradise  Workbook 2( Beijing Language and Culture University Press )

           ANY RECORDER ,A NOTE BOOK , A GLUE, A SCISSORS , A ZIP-LOCK  PLASTICS BAG

    • A COMPUTER or TABLET WITH EAST ASIAN LANGUAGE SYSTEM  ( WE ALSO HAVE WEBSITE ACTIVITIES HOMEWORK )

    Break down of grade percentages:

      Semester Course Grade

     

     Semester 1

    Semester 2

    Preparation and participation

    10%

    10%

    Assignment

    30%

    30%

    Daily quiz and test

    40%

    40%

    Project

    20%

    20%

    Total Course Grade

    100%

    100% 

                                   Semester Grade

     

     Course Grade

    Exam

    Total

    Semester 1

    80%

    20%

     100%

    Semester 2

    80%

    20%

     100%