Fall 2008

Heritage Chinese I

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as CHIN-03


Weijia Li (Section 01)


An intensive introductory course for heritage language learners who have near-native speaking ability in Chinese with very little or no knowledge in written Chinese. Building upon the students’ oral/aural abilities, this course aims to develop students’ communicative competence in all four skills, with special emphasis on reading and writing. By the end of the course, students are expected to have a good command of Mandarin pronunciation, part of the basic grammar structures, an active vocabulary of 600 Chinese characters, and basic reading and writing skills in the Chinese language. Three class hours are supplemented by two drill sessions. Instructor consent required. Limited to 10 students. Fall semester. Senior Lecturer Li.