CHIN 2211: Intermediate Chinese Reading and Writing I

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

CHIN 2211 is designed for heritage language speakers and takes a holistic approach to further develop students' reading, writing and speaking skills at an intermediate level. In CHIN 2211, students will learn approximately 300 commonly used Chinese words and phrases, and develop further understanding of Chinese grammar. Students will acquire skills to enhance their Chinese literacy level as well as to nurture their appreciation of the Chinese language and literature through reading prose and short stories. Students will also gain insights into the socio-cultural knowledge embedded in the reading materials. Chinese films will be introduced at the same time to help develop a historical perspective of China in the 20th century.

Students must be able to use all the basic sentence patterns in modern Chinese and to read, write, and use approximately 1,100 Chinese words and phrases.

Students who have completed grade three in a Chinese-speaking country/area or who have completed any intermediate-level course(s) in Chinese as a second language are not normally permitted to register in CHIN 2211.

Registered students deemed to be overqualified will be directed to a higher level course.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in CHIN 1217 or demonstrated equivalent competency.

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