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CHIN 111 - First Year Chinese for Heritage Learners

Credits: 5
Intended for students with some formal or home training in listening and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Focuses on reading comprehension and writing characters in context. Students who speak Mandarin with non-standard accents are trained in standard pronunciation. Uses 80% Mandarin Chinese in the classroom. Course cannot be taken by students who are highly literal in Mandarin Chinese.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate reading and writing skills in simplified character Chinese.
  2. Develop basic skills to read and write modern colloquial Chinese.
  3. Demonstrate and develop reading and writing skills on the bases of fundamental grammatical patterns and vocabulary in functional contexts. 
  4. Develop proficiency for those who speak Mandarin with non-standard accents to demonstrate proficiency in standard pronunciation.

Program Outcomes
  1. Analyze cultural perspectives and values of a multicultural world.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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