Curriculum Guideline

Interm Chinese II (Mandarin)

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
MODL 2292
Descriptive
Interm Chinese II (Mandarin)
Department
Modern Languages
Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
No
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
22
Contact Hours
Seminar: 4 hrs/week Lab: 1 hr/week
Method Of Instruction
Lab
Seminar
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.

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 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
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%
Total 100%

No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.

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
Prerequisites

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

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