Basic Chinese I (Mandarin)

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 1191
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
22
Method Of Instruction
Lab
Seminar
Typically Offered
Fall
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of Chinese. It is designed to provide them with basic oral and written communicative skills through the study of vocabulary, grammar and culture. Chinese is used in class as much as possible
Course Content

Systematic introduction of:

  1. Basic syntactic structures (daily expressions and some idiomatic phrases)
  2. Basic lexicon (to a minimum of 200 lexical items)
  3. Basic strokes and components of Chinese characters
  4. The phonological system of Mandarin (Pinyin or romanized Chinese phonetic transcription, including tones)
  5. Some aspects of the Chinese culture
Methods Of Instruction

The functional and communicative approach is used where appropriate. Classroom activities include:

  • presentation of material by the instructor, practice in pairs and small groups, listening comprehension, audiovisual presentations, on-line materials and conversation labs in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.
Means of Assessment
Written Evaluations
(May include but not limited to writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, Final Written Exam)
60%
Oral Evaluations
(May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)
40%

No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in Mandarin at the basic level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of simple discourse
  2. Reading comprehension of simplified texts, in both Pinyin and Chinese letters
  3. Speech delivery: extend greetings, express needs, ask questions and give replies
  4. Written expression: simple sentences and short dialogues, in Chinese characters
  5. Understanding target cultures
Textbook Materials
  • Chinese Link Level 1 Part 1 Intermediate Chinese Wu and Yu Prentice Hall (Pearson Publishing)
  • Chinese character book for Chinese Link Level 1 Part 1 Wu and Yu
  • My Chinese Lab with Pearson E text

Requisites

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Alexander College (ALEX) ALEX HUMN 1XX (3) 2016/05/01 to -
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO CHIN 100 (3) 2013/01/01 to 2014/12/31
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU CHIN 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MAND 1100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG CHIN 1115 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CHIN 1XX (3), See department for placement. 2004/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MLAN 1XXX (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MLAN 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU CHIN 101 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO LANG 1st (3) 2005/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV CHIN 131 (3) 2006/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV CHIN 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2006/08/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 161 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV MAND 101 (3) 2012/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GE 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2012/08/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC PAAS 1XX (1.5); DOUG MODL 1191 (3) & DOUG MODL 1192 (3) = UVIC PAAS 110 (3) 2009/09/01 to 2014/08/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC PAAS 1XX (1.5); DOUG MODL 1191 (3) & DOUG MODL 1192 (3) = UVIC PAAS 118 (3) 2014/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CHIN 1XX (1.5) 2004/09/01 to 2009/08/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU CHIN 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
32163
Wed
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Huang
Hong
Open
Online
MODL 1191 L01 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 1191 090. Conversation lab starts in week 2.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
7
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
14:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
32164
Wed
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Huang
Hong
Full
Online
MODL 1191 L02 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 1191 090. Conversation lab starts in week 2.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
15:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
32165
Wed
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Huang
Hong
Open
Online
MODL 1191 L03 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 1191 090. Conversation lab starts in week 2.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
7
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
16:30 - 17:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
32272
Mon Wed
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Huang
Hong
Open
Online
MODL 1191 002 Students must ALSO register in conversation lab MODL 1191 L04, L05, or L06.

This course is for students with no previous knowledge of Chinese. If you already know some Chinese, please see the Calendar for other Chinese course pre-requisites and placement test information.

This course can count as a relevant course in an Associate of Arts specialization in Modern Languages or in an Associate of Arts specialization in Intercultural and International Studies.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
22
19
3
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
32273
Wed
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Huang
Hong
Full
Online
MODL 1191 L04 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 1191 002. Conversation lab starts in week 2.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
10:30 - 11:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
32274
Wed
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Huang
Hong
Waitlist
Online
MODL 1191 L05 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 1191 002. Conversation lab starts in week 2.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
6
2
1
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
11:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
32275
Wed
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Huang
Hong
Open
Online
MODL 1191 L06 is a CONVERSATION LAB. Students must FIRST register in MODL 1191 002. Conversation lab starts in week 2.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
3
5
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
12:30 - 13:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
36744
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Huang
Hong
Full
Online
MODL 1191 090 - This is an online course with synchronous labs. Students must ALSO register in conversation lab MODL 1191 L01, L02, or L03.

This course is for students with no previous knowledge of Chinese. If you already know some Chinese, please see the Calendar for other Chinese course pre-requisites and placement test information.

This course can count as a relevant course in an Associate of Arts specialization in Modern Languages or in an Associate of Arts specialization in Intercultural and International Studies.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
22
22
0
0