Spring 2024 - CHIN 191 B100

Heritage Mandarin Chinese II (3)

Class Number: 7228

Delivery Method: Blended

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    CHIN 190 or equivalent. This course is for students of Chinese origin who have near native speaking ability in Chinese (Mandarin or other dialects), but limited knowledge of written Chinese.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A continuation of CHIN 190. Heritage Chinese students continue to develop competence in Mandarin Chinese, with an emphasis on reading and writing skills.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course aims to develop Chinese-heritage students’ communicative competence in Chinese, with an emphasis on reading and writing. Students will also learn about Chinese history, geography, folktales, customs and cuisine through text and supplementary reading materials to build up their vocabulary as well as the knowledge of Chinese culture.

 

The course has two major components in its delivery: 1) 2 hours per week of in-class tutorial, which includes grammar concept review, text analysis, and cultural topic discussion and presentation; 2) asynchronous online learning component, which covers independent vocabulary and grammar learning, individual reading and writing practice, and group communication activities. The asynchronous online learning takes approximately six to eight hours per week. Students need a computer and internet access to use SFU Canvas for online learning.

Grading

NOTES:

Class participation 5%

Assignments 28%

Reading and vocabulary Quizzes 12%

Lesson tests 30%

Composition 10%

Presentation & Project 15%

GRADING SCALE

A+ = 96-100 B+ = 83-86 C+ = 70-74 D = 50-59

A = 91-95 B = 79-82 C = 65-69 F = 0-49

A- = 87-90 B- = 75-78 C- = 60-64

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

For simplified font user:

Liu and Wang (Eds.), A Primer For Advanced Beginners of Chinese (simplified character version) Vol. One, Columbia University

Press, 2004. ISBN 0-231-13567-x

 

or

 

For traditional font user:

Yanping Xie, A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese: (traditional Characters version) Vol. One, Columbia University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-231-125550


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:

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