CHIN 1001 Elementary Chinese I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed for true beginners to acquire the fundamental skills in Chinese language (Mandarin) and to learn key elements of Chinese culture. Students will develop communicative competence in handling some typical daily situations (e.g., greetings, talking about family, discussing hobbies, visiting friends) through carefully designed pedagogical activities and assignments. The development of speaking and listening skills will be emphasized throughout the semester. Reading and writing skills will also be cultivated accordingly. Students will also have opportunities to develop their independent learning ability. This course is not open to native speakers of Chinese.

CHIN 1002 Elementary Chinese II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHIN 1001 with grade of C or higher, or placement into 1002
Description

As a continuation of CHIN 1001, this course is designed for beginners to reinforce the fundamental skills in Chinese language (Mandarin) and to continue learning about the key elements of Chinese culture and society. Students will develop communicative competence in handling daily situations (e.g., making appointments, shopping, discussing school life, talking about transportation) through carefully designed pedagogical activities and assignments. The development of speaking and listening skills will be emphasized throughout the semester. Reading and writing skills will also be cultivated. Students will also have opportunities to develop their independent learning ability. This course is not open to Chinese native speakers.

CHIN 2001 Intermediate Chinese I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHIN 1002 with a grade of C or higher or permission of course instructor
Description

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed two semesters of Chinese classes at Georgia State University and plan to further develop their Chinese language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and cultural competence. This course is not open to native speakers of Chinese. Starting with an emphasis on sentence level proficiency, this course will gradually help students develop discourse level competence. The course will develop the students pragmatic competence and independent learning ability.

CHIN 2002 Intermediate Chinese II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHIN 2001 with a grade of C or higher, placement into CHIN 2002, or permission of instructor
Description

This course, a continuation of CHIN 2001, further develops Chinese language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and cultural competence. A major goal of this course is developing discourse-level competence. The course will emphasize appropriate language usage and develop the students sensitivity to formal and informal speech. Students will also have opportunities to develop independent learning ability. This course is not open to native speakers of Chinese.