Why to learn Chinese language or Chinese studies?
China is the second largest economy in the world and the largest trading partner of the USA.
China is one of the world’s oldest and richest continuous cultures, over 3000 years old.
Chinese Mandarin is one of the critical languages defined by the U.S. government.
Chinese Mandarin is one of the five official languages in the United Nations.
With a population of 1.3 billion, Chinese is the second most widely spoken language in the world after English.
Chinese is a fascinating language with no conjugation, no gender, no inflection and no case.
If you have learnt beginning Chinese in high school or have taken CHIN1501 at Tech, you are recommended to take CHIN1502 Beginning Chinese II in the Fall of 2019. It’s a hybrid course, including 3 hours classroom instruction and 2 hours online instruction per week. This proficiency-oriented course will mainly focus on help students to learn how to Chinese in various contexts to accomplish communicative tasks. Meanwhile students will also learn simplified Chinese characters and understand the evolution of Chinese characters from the pictographs traced back to 3000 years ago. In-class activities include the role-play, performance, Charades, Jeopardy, and other games and communicative oral activities. Additionally, this course will help you to understand basic information about the Chinese people and their culture.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of CHIN 1501 with a “C” or higher, have the equivalent language proficiency, or with instructor’s approval.
Meets 10 - 10:50 pm MWF in CMLL 102.
Contact Dr. Yanlin Wang (email@example.com) for more information.