CHIN 31A Intermediate Mandarin Chinese for Bilingual Students (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
ADVISE: Oral fluency in at least one Chinese dialect other than standard Mandarin and knowledge of approximately 800-1000 Chinese characters.
Intensive training in written and spoken Mandarin with emphasis on reading and composition. Linguistic ability in both English and Chinese are used as a basis for increasing vocabulary and enhancing reading and writing skills through short stories, poems, essays and composition. Intermediate training in written and spoken Mandarin.
Chinese 31A is not a prerequisite for Chinese 31B. These courses may be taken non-sequentially. These courses are designed for bilingual students who are effective in oral communication in at least one Chinese dialect other than standard Mandarin, but need formal training in both receptive and productive skills in Mandarin.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Demonstrate the ability to discuss and/or summarize in Mandarin using correct sentence patterns and near Mandarin pronunciation (using Pinyin System).
- Outcome 2: Produce accurately written responses to questions about selected readings.
- Outcome 3: Create a coherent, well constructed essay of about 700 characters with the aid of a dictionary or other reference book about a number of selected topics.