Fall 2021 - CHIN 110 D100

Mandarin Chinese II (3)

Class Number: 7144

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:


  • Prerequisites:

    CHIN 100 or equivalent.



Continues introduction to Mandarin Chinese for students who have developed the necessary foundations from CHIN 100. Students will acquire elementary conversational skills and basic reading ability. Students enrolled/placed into other Chinese courses may not take this course for credit. Students with credit for CHIN 101 may not take this course for further credit.


This course is a continuation of the comprehensive introduction to the basics of Mandarin in CHIN 100. In its multiple approaches, CHIN 110 will focus on perfecting phonetic skills, improving conversational competence and presenting about 200 more Chinese characters for reading and writing. Chinese word-processing skills will also be introduced. Students will learn to use blogs to post and share their writing.

Students will develop basic communication skills using everyday topics such as time, daily routines, likes and dislikes, hobbies, making phone calls, asking for directions, etc.  They will also develop a deeper understanding of Chinese values and customs. 

PLEASE NOTE: This course will be taught using a hybrid mode of instruction, which combines a two-hour asynchronous online component with a weekly two hour D101 in-person tutorial that meets on campus in a classroom. The online instruction component is supported by asynchronous activities and assignments. Students are required to attend the scheduled weekly D101 tutorial for synchronous activities.

STUDENT SUITABILITY FOR THIS COURSE: Native Speakers of Chinese (Mandarin or any other dialect), students who received their elementary or secondary education in a Chinese-speaking environment, or students who have taken more than one Secondary School Mandarin courses in Canada will not be admitted into CHIN 110.  Students who read and write Chinese, but speak a dialect other than Mandarin should take CHIN 151 or CHIN 152. Students who can understand and speak Mandarin, but do not read or write Chinese should take heritage courses.

It is the students' RESPONSIBILITY to notify the instructor immediately if they find the course level not appropriate for them. To avoid financial penalties, students should take action in a timely fashion. The Department of World Languages and Literatures reserves the right to transfer students to more proficiency appropriate courses or to deregister students when there is no appropriate course for them. Students who are unsure about their suitability for this course should contact the instructor: jiaf@sfu.ca

**Please note that tutorials start in week one and all students are expected to attend the first lecture/tutorial.**


  • Class participation 5%
  • Quizzes 15%
  • Assignments 15%
  • Presentation 10%
  • Oral Test 15%
  • Tests 40%


CHIN 110 may be applied towards the Certificate in Liberal Arts, the Certificate in Chinese Studies, or the Global Asia Minor


A+  96-100          B+  80-84                  C+  65-69             D  50-54

A    91 - 95          B    75-79                   C    60-64             F    0- 49

A-   85 - 90          B-   70-74                  C-  55-59



Ng, B. Learn Chinese, Book II. Cultural Horizons Education Inc., 2010. ISBN: 978-0-9687223-5-0

Order the textbook at this link: https://opentextbook.docsol.sfu.ca/store/product/ctb004-02/


Manser, MH. Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary, 4th Edition. Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-19-800597-0.

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.