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CHIN 1470 - Chinese Language & Culture 2

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: CHIN 1460

(formerly CHIN 1270)

This course continues students’ development of Chinese language and culture by building and expanding on the culture, vocabulary, and language structures learned in CHIN-1460. New language functions will be presented in activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing and allow for further cultural exposure. Students are required to use computer based technology to practice these skills.


Billable Contact Hours: 4

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use oral language skills beyond Chinese Language & Culture 1.


  1. Recognize phonetic variations of Mandarin
  2. Practice pronouncing tones, simple and compound vowels, and the phonetic variations in the language flow
  3. Initiate everyday conversations with speakers of Mandarin
  4. Express basic personal opinions

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use written language skills beyond Chinese Language & Culture 1.


  1. Write Chinese characters using basic strokes and components
  2. Recognize and use intermediate Chinese vocabulary
  3. Utilize learned Chinese characters to build multiple words
  4. Use learned vocabulary to build logical sentences with correct grammar
  5. Demonstrate reading comprehension skills by discussing subject matter and/or answering questions based on the passage read

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to discuss aspects of Chinese culture beyond Chinese Language & Culture 1.


  1. Identify customs of Chinese people
  2. Compare Chinese and American cultural differences

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES

Week Topic

1.        Course overview

           Review Pinyin and four tones

           Review key grammar from Lessons 1-6

           Culture Review


2.        Lesson 7:  Studying Chinese

           Chinese Culture

           Dialogue 1:  Asking about an Examination

           Dialogue 2:  Preparing for a Chinese Class




3.        Lesson 7 Grammar

           Lesson 7 Listening

           Review Lesson 7


4.        Lesson 8:  School Life

           Chinese Culture

           A Diary:  A Typical School Day

           A Letter:  Talking about Studying Chinese




5.        Lesson 8 Grammar

           Lesson 8 Listening

           Review Lesson 8


6.        Lesson 9:  Shopping

           Chinese Culture

           Dialogue 1:  Buying Clothes

           Dialogue 2:  Exchanging Shoes




7.        Lesson 9 Grammar

           Lesson 9 Listening

           Review Lesson 9


8.        Lesson 10:  Talking about the Weather

           Chinese Culture

           Dialogue 1:  The Weather Is Getting Better

           Dialogue 2:  Complaining about the Weather




9.        Lesson 10 Grammar

           Lesson 10 Listening

           Review Lesson 10


10.      Review Lessons 7-9

           Review key grammar and vocabulary

           MIDTERM EXAM


11.      Lesson 11:  Transportation

           Chinese Culture

           Dialogue:  Going Home for the Winter Vacation

           A Letter:  Thanking Someone for a Ride





12.      Lesson 11 Grammar

           Lesson 11 Listening

           Lesson 11 Review


13.      Review key grammar and vocabulary Lessons 10-11

           Writing Week (Students write an essay about themselves)


14.      Speaking Week (Students give presentations)

           Learning Reflection


15.      Chinese Culture Week

           Get ready for the final exam


16.      FINAL EXAM Week

           First session of the week:  WRITTEN exam

           Second session of the week:  ORAL exam

Primary Faculty
Williams, Susanna
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Pritchett, Marie

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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