Interm Chinese II (Mandarin)

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 2292
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Course Designation
Certificate in Global Competency
Industry Designation
Typically Offered


Course Description
This course is designed for students who have completed MODL 2291 or its equivalent. It is designed to strengthen oral and written communicative skills through the study of vocabulary, grammar and culture. Chinese is used in class almost exclusively.
Course Content

Systematic introduction of:

  1. Intermediate syntactic structures (daily expression and some idiomatic phrases)
  2. Intermediate (to a minimum of an additional 200 lexical items)
  3. Some aspects of Chinese culture
Learning Activities

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)
Oral Evaluations
(May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)
Total 100%

No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in Chinese at the intermediate level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of authentic language situations
  2. Reading comprehension of intermediate-level texts
  3. Speech delivery: Expressing an opinion; defending a point of view
  4. Written expression: at an intermediate-level
  5. Appreciation of cultural differences and similarities
Textbook Materials
  • Chinese Link Level 2 Part 2 Intermediate Chinese Wu and Yu Prentice Hall (Pearson Publishing)
  • Chinese character book for Chinese Link Level 2 Part 2 Wu and Yu
  • My Chinese Lab with Pearson E text



MODL 2291 (Minimum Grade of C) or 
assessment (see calendar)

MODL 2291 (Minimum Grade of C) or assessment (see calendar)


No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

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

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Institution Transfer Details for MODL 2292
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MAND 2201 (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG CHIN 1217 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CHIN 1XX (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MLAN 2XXX (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU LANG 2XX (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO ARTS 1st (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV CHIN 233 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 262 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG MODL 2291 (3) & DOUG MODL 2292 (3) = UVIC PAAS 218 (3)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU CHIN 2nd (3)

Course Offerings

Fall 2023