CHNS 130 - Elementary Mandarin Chinese I
4 Credit: (4 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours:
This course is specifically designed to give students an introductory understanding of the Mandarin Chinese language. The course emphasizes the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Mandarin Chinese within communicative contexts. Students will learn the elementary pronunciation and grammatical principles necessary for comprehending and expressing simple ideas in both spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Topics of Chinese culture will also be presented. It is suggested for students with no Mandarin Chinese background or up to one year of high school Mandarin Chinese.
OFFERED: even-year fall semesters
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Engage in introductory Mandarin Chinese language skills (speak, read, and write).
- Engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, and exchange opinions in Mandarin Chinese.
- Recognize familiar Mandarin Chinese words in the English language.
- Cite proper salutations and identify and introduce oneself in Mandarin Chinese.
Goal 2: Demonstrate correct use of vocabulary in meaningful and relevant contexts.
- Compare contextual contexts.
- Use correct vocabulary for context when writing Mandarin.
- Use correct vocabulary when speaking Mandarin.
Goal 3: Demonstrate correct use of grammar in Mandarin.
- Identify contexts from listening.
- Identify contexts from reading.
- Identify contexts from speaking.
- Identify correct grammatical use when listening to Mandarin.
- Identify correct grammatical use when reading Mandarin.
- Identify correct grammatical use when speaking Mandarin.
Goal 4: Examine Chinese culture.
- Compare cultures within China.
- Compare the Chinese culture to other cultures.
- Examine the role Mandarin plays in the Chinese culture.
- Examine the importance of China in today’s world.
- Examine the importance of Mandarin in today’s world.
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