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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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use oral language skills beyond Chinese Language & Culture 1.
- Recognize phonetic variations of Mandarin
- Practice pronouncing tones, simple and compound vowels, and the phonetic variations in the language flow
- Initiate everyday conversations with speakers of Mandarin
- 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.
- Write Chinese characters using basic strokes and components
- Recognize and use intermediate Chinese vocabulary
- Utilize learned Chinese characters to build multiple words
- Use learned vocabulary to build logical sentences with correct grammar
- 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.
- Identify customs of Chinese people
- Compare Chinese and American cultural differences
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• 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:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
1. Course overview
Review Pinyin and four tones
Review key grammar from Lessons 1-6
2. Lesson 7: Studying Chinese
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
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
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
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
11. Lesson 11: Transportation
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)
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
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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