Spring 2024 - CHIN 110 B100

Mandarin Chinese II (3)

Class Number: 5742

Delivery Method: Blended

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    CHIN 100 or equivalent.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.  

Students will develop basic communication skills on everyday topics such as making appointments, daily routines, likes and dislikes, studies, hobbies, etc.  They will develop a deeper understanding of the Chinese values and customs in cross-cultural perspectives.  

This is a blended course with weekly asynchronous learning modules/assignments and a 2-hour in-person tutorial. Attendance of the in-person tutorials is a requirement of the course. The first tutorial starts in the first week of classes.

Grading

  • Assignments 25%
  • Class Exercises 5%
  • E-Book Project 10%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Tests 35%
  • Oral Test 15%

NOTES:

GRADING SCALE 

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   

CHIN110 may be applied towards the Chinese Certificate and the Global Asia Minor. 

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Ng, B. Let’s Learn Chinese, Book II. Cultural Horizons Education Inc., 2022.  

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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