CHIN 10A Beginning Conversational Cantonese (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Beginner’s course. Extensive oral training in Cantonese. Emphasis on practical vocabulary and idiom rather than on formal grammar and literature. Students will learn romanization with tone markings rather than Chinese characters.
Recommended for all beginning students. Not recommended for native speakers of Cantonese
Requires an additional 1 hour.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Identify the basic sounds and tones of Cantonese and reproduce them as accurately as possible.
- Outcome 2: Master the vocabulary and identify the basic sentence structure introduced at this level, and apply them in basic oral communication.
- Outcome 3: Comprehend a simple conversation chiefly composed of the elements studied.
- Outcome 4: Demonstrate the understanding of the language and culture by speaking and responding properly orally.