Spring 2023

First-Year Chinese II

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as CHIN-102


Xiaoping Teng (Sections 01 and 01F)


A continuation of CHIN 101. By the end of the course, students are expected to have a good command of Mandarin pronunciation, the basic grammar structures, an active vocabulary of 700 Chinese characters, and basic reading and writing skills in the Chinese language. The course meets five times per week (lectures on MWF and drill sessions on TTh). This course prepares students for CHIN 201 (Second-year Chinese I).

Requisite: CHIN 101 or equivalent. Spring semester. Senior Lecturer Teng.

How to handle overenrollment: Majors, Amherst seniors, juniors, and then sophomores and first-years

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: The Chinese language courses at Amherst emphasize the basic linguistic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students who enroll in these classes will be expected to engage in intellectual skills and modes of learning, practice, and assessment such as: --- Pronunciation and the tones --- Listening comprehension --- Speaking --- Grammar --- Reading comprehension --- Memorizing and hand-writing of characters --- Essays, translations, and other written works --- Weekly assignments (listening, written, voice recording) --- Quizzes and exams

Cost: $45 ?

CHIN 102 - LEC

Section 01
M 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM WEBS 217
W 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM WEBS 217
F 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM WEBS 217

CHIN 102 - DIS

Section 01F
Tu 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM WEBS 217
Th 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM WEBS 217

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

Section(s) ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
All Integrated Chinese 4E, Vol 2, ChengTsui Web App Cheng & Tsui Company, 2017 Liu, Yuehua and Yao, Tao-chung et.al. https://www.cheng-tsui.com/browse/integrated-chinese-4th-edition/integrated-chinese-4e-vol-2-chengtsui-web-app™?id=21255 TBD


Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024