Spring 2009

Heritage Chinese II

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as CHIN-04


Weijia Li (Section 01)


A continuation of Chinese 03, the second intensive introductory course for heritage language learners who have near-native speaking ability in Chinese but want to develop their reading and writing skills. By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to master an active vocabulary of 1,200 Chinese characters, to have a good command of the basic grammar structures and idiomatic expressions, to conduct conversations and discussion with standard Mandarin pronunciation, and to comprehend and write short stories and essays on daily matters in modern Chinese. Three class hours are supplemented by two drill sessions. This course prepares students for Chinese 07 (Third-year Chinese I). Requisite: Chinese 03 or equivalent. Instructor consent required. Limited to 10 students. Spring semester. Senior Lecturer Li.