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MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
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Certificate in Asian Studies is available for the following languages at WSU: Chinese, Japanese and Russian.

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SRING 2013 Schedule

CHIN 111  Elementary Chinese I  (5 Credit Hours)

Class Hours: 3:30 am – 4:55 pm, M, W, F
Classroom:  McKinley Hall, 227

CHIN 112  Elementary Chinese II (5 Credit Hours)

Class Hours: 12:30 pm – 1:55 pm, M, W, F
Classroom:  Jardine Hall, 310

CHIN 210  Intermediate Chinese  (5 Credit Hours)

Class Hours: 5:35 pm – 7:55 pm, M, W
Classroom:  Jardine Hall, 419

 

It's important you buy the text book because:

  • There will be required reading from the book
  • Homework assignments will come from the book
  • You will be tested on material from the book
  • It will help you get a better grade

 


111. Elementary Chinese I. (5 Credit Hours)

ELEMENTARY CHINESE SIMPLIFIED LEVEL 1/PART 1, 2nd EDITIONA. COURSE OBJECTIVES
• To introduce the Pinyin system (Phonetics), writing system, grammar and vocabulary of Chinese language.
• To help students develop their communicative competence in the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
• To introduce traditional Chinese culture.
• To provide students with opportunities to exercise their ability to compare aspects of different cultures, making connections to their daily life, and building links among communities.

B. TEXT AND SUPPLIES
• CHINESE LINK ZHONGWEN TIANDI ELEMENTARY CHINESE SIMPLIFIED LEVEL 1/PART 1, 2nd Edition
Authors: Sue-mei Wu, Yueming Yu, Yanhui Zhang, Weizhong Tian
• Student Activities Manual for Chinese Link: Beginning Chinese, Simplified Character Version Level 1/Part 1, 2/E
• Companion Website (Elementary): http://wps.prenhall.com/wl_wu_chinese_link_2nd_edition/

 

 

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112. Elementary Chinese II. (5 Credit Hours)

 

ELEMENTARY CHINESE SIMPLIFIED LEVEL 1/PART 2, 2nd EDITIONA. COURSE OBJECTIVES
• To consolidate the knowledge of Pinyin system with emphasis on Tone Combinations.
• To help students build their mastery of commonly used vocabulary and grammatical structures.
• To improve the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
• To understand traditional and modern Chinese culture.
• To provide students with opportunities to exercise their ability to compare aspects of different cultures, making connections to their daily life, and building links among communities.

B. TEXT AND SUPPLIES
• CHINESE LINK ZHONGWEN TIANDI ELEMENTARY CHINESE SIMPLIFIED LEVEL 1/PART 2, 2nd Edition
Authors: Sue-mei Wu, Yueming Yu, Yanhui Zhang, Weizhong Tian
• Student Activities Manual for Chinese Link: Beginning Chinese, Simplified Character Version Level 1/Part 2, 2/E
• Companion Website (Elementary): http://wps.prenhall.com/wl_wu_chinese_link_2nd_edition/

 

 

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210. Intermediate Chinese. (5 Credit Hours)

ELEMENTARY CHINESE LEVEL 2/PART 1 2nd EDITIONA. COURSE OBJECTIVES
• To emphasize and integrate the “5Cs” principles: Communication, Cultures, Comparisons, Connections, and communities.
• To continue to systematically build learners’ abilities in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing so that they can reach the intermediate level of competence.
• To help the learners to get ready for advanced Chinese study by introducing formal and written expressions and increasing students’ “media literacy.”
• To understand current Chinese society and be able to discus, compare, and analyze cultural differences.
• To provide students with opportunities to exercise their ability to compare aspects of different cultures, making connections to their daily life, and building links among communities.

B. TEXT AND SUPPLIES
• CHINESE LINK ZHONGWEN TIANDI INTERMEDIATE CHINESE LEVEL 2/PART 1, 2ND EDITION
Authors: Sue-mei Wu, Yueming Yu, Yanhui Zhang
• STUDENT ACTIVITIES MANUAL FOR CHINESE LINK: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 2/PART 1, 2ND EDITION
• Companion Website (Intermediate): http://wps.prenhall.com/wl_wu_chinese_link_L2_2e/


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WEB RESOURCES:

Additional resources available to help you get the most from your course:


A. COMPANION WEBSITE - This website provides practice tests and other online resources. Visit http://www.prenhall.com/chineselink.

B. "e-tips for A grades" WEBSITE - There's no condescending advice here. Just stuff to help you succeed in tackling your academic, social, and professional challenges! Visit http://www.etipsforagrades.com.

C. HSK CENTER - The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) is China's national standardized test designed and developed by the HSK Center of Beijing Language and Culture University to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers (including foreigners, overseas Chinese and students from Chinese national minorities). Visit http://www.hsk.org.cn/english/Default.aspx.


Evolution of Chinese Characters. Click to see the bigger view.D. PORTALS & TOOLS
• Pinyin fonts (for Mac and Windows)
• Mandarin Tools
• Zhongwen.com
• Chinese-Tools.com
• ChinaSite.com
• Evolution of Chinese Characters
• ChinesePod.com

E. DICTIONARIES
• Chinese Language.org
• Chinese Characters Dictionary Web

F. NEWSPAPERS
• China Newspapers

 

G. FUN WEBSITES
• http://www.wichitachinese.com
• http://www.sina.com

 

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