Summer in Beijing

Summer in Beijing

Intensive Chinese Language Program

June 12 - July 12, 2008

Academics

Students will enroll in ONE of the following courses:

CH 12A: Beginning Conversational Mandarin (3)
Lec-3, lab-2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. CR/NC avail.

Not open to native speakers of Mandarin nor to speakers of other Chinese languages. These students should consider CHIN 14A, Conversational Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Dialects: Level I.

Extensive oral training in Mandarin. Emphasis on practical vocabulary, pronunciation, and idiomatic usage. Designed for students who wish to acquire basic skills of spoken Mandarin rather than reading and writing in Chinese characters. CSU

CH 12B: Continuation of Beginning Conversational Mandarin (3)
Lec-3, lab-2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. CR/NC avail.

Prereq.: CHIN 12A or 1Aor demonstration of CHIN 12A or 1A exit skills

Not open to native speakers of Mandarin nor to speakers of other Chinese languages. These students should consider CHIN 14B, Conversational Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Dialects: Level II.

Second semester course. Continuation of extensive oral training in Mandarin. Emphasis on practical vocabulary, pronunciation, and idiomatic usage. Designed for students who wish to acquire basic skills of spoken Mandarin rather than reading and writing in Chinese characters. CSU

CH 12C: Intermediate Conversational Mandarin (3)
Lec-3, lab-2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. CR/NC avail.
Prereq.: CHIN 12B or CHIN 1 or 1B or demonstration of CHIN 12B, 1 or 1B exit skills

Not open to native speakers of Mandarin. Open to all students with limited background in Chinese.

Third semester course. Continuation of extensive oral training in Mandarin. Designed for students who wish to continue acquiring more advanced skills of the spoken language with a minimum of formal grammar. CSU

CHIN 14A. Conversational Mandarin for Speakers of other Chinese Dialects: Level l (3)
Lec-3, lab-2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. CR/NC avail.

Not open to native speakers of Mandarin. Open to all beginning students of Mandarin who can speak at least one Chinese dialect. Recommended for Chinese-speaking students and for students who have some knowledge of Chinese.

A beginning course in Mandarin. Emphasis on practical vocabulary, pronunciation, and idiomatic usage. Designed for students who wish to acquire basic skills of spoken Mandarin rather than formal grammar and literature. CSU

CHIN 14B. Conversational Mandarin for Speakers of other Chinese Dialects: Level 2 (3)
Lec-3, lab-2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. CR/NC avail.

Prereq.: CHIN 14A or demonstration of CHIN 14A exit skills


Not open to native speakers of Mandarin. Open to all students who can speak at least one Chinese dialect. Recommended for Chinese speaking students and for students who have some knowledge of Chinese.
Continuation of oral training in Mandarin. Emphasis on practical vocabulary, pronunciation, and idiomatic usage. Designed for students who wish to acquire basic skills of spoken Mandarin rather than formal grammar and literature. CSU

CHIN 14C. Intensive Intermediate Conversational Mandarin for Chinese-Speaking Students (3)
Lec-3, lab-2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. CR/NC avail.
Prereq.: CHIN 14B or demonstration of CHIN 14B exit skills

Not open to native speakers of Mandarin. Open to all other interested students of Mandarin.
Extensive oral training in Mandarin. Emphasis on practical vocabulary, pronunciation and idiomatic usage. Designed for students who wish to continiue acquiring skills of spoken Mandarin rather than formal grammar and literature. CSU

NOTE: courses offered for CCSF credit are subject to change.


Participants who successfully complete the course will receive three units (credits) transferable to the UC and CSU systems. Students may request an option of Credit (CR) or No Credit (NCR) instead of a letter grade.


Important Note: Course offered is subject to change.

CHINESE TABLE

This is an informal way to learn Chinese with native Chinese speakers. Students will have lunch with their teachers or tutors to learn how to order a meal, discuss different topics, make more friends and enjoy real Chinese culture outside the classroom. Student will be invited to make dumplings and have lunch with a Chinese family in their home. This often develops into lasting friendships and is an activity highly praised by the students.

LANGUAGE CLINIC

Students may participate in a daily language exchange with an ICEC teacher. This teacher can help correct the student's pronunciation, tones and grammar. Students are able to speak with their instructors in Chinese about any topic of their choice.

PEER TUTOR

For two hours each week, each student is matched with a Chinese Language Tutor who helps students to resolve any problems they encounter while trying to learn Chinese. It is also a wonderful opportunity to practice conversational Chinese and make new friends.

CCSF PROGRAM FACULTY

Xue Guang Lian is a tenured member of the Foreign Language Department faculty who joined the CCSF Chinese Language program in 2001. She has taught Chinese 1, 2, 3, 4, 12 and 14 at CCSF.
Ms. Lian was born, raised and educated in Northern China and still makes annual trips home to keep close contact with the language, the culture and the people. It is her great pleasure to lead the CCSF group to study in Beijing this coming summer. She believes that program participants will benefit greatly from this experience and she will use her expertise in Chinese language and culture to assist them.