This third course in the introductory Chinese series will continue to emphasize the mastery of standard Chinese pronunciation and the building of useful vocabularies. Students with some prior experience will learn to build on their knowledge of modern Mandarin Chinese through vigorous interactive practice and small group activities. The class is fast-paced with use of internet to accelerate the learning. Learning activities may also include speaker presentations and field trips. Chinese history and culture will be included as it relates to each language lesson. Both traditional and simplified Chinese characters will be introduced and practiced throughout the course.
Students who have taken at least one year of beginning level Chinese may register for this course and receive instruction in second year Chinese. Contact the faculty for more information.
Required technology to be successful: computer or equivalent, internet connection, access to Canvas and Zoom. Synchronous (live on Canvas/zoom). Our approach will emphasize participation in synchronous sessions; however, if students find themselves unable to participate due to technology, caregiving obligations, economic disruption, health risk, or illness, they can work with the faculty to pursue alternate options to earn program credit.
Chinese First Year II or equivalent required
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