21F.110 Chinese IV (Streamlined)

Spring 2004

Busy street scene in front of Hata-men gate, Beijing, China.
Busy street scene in front of Hata-men gate, Beijing, China, between ca. 1890 and 1923. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-124363 (b&w glass neg.)].)

Course Highlights

This course features extensive audio and textual study materials and detailed assignments.

Course Description

This is the second semester of the intermediate level sequence intended for students whose conversational ability exceeds their reading and writing skills. Focus is on reading and writing, as well as broadening conversational skills and control of standard pronunciation, for students with background in conversational Chinese. Lab work is required. On completing this course, students should be able to speak the language with standard pronunciation, to converse with some fluency on everyday topics, as well as on some specialized topics, to read edited, as well as authentic texts, in simplified or traditional characters with suitable fluency, and to be able to write composition on certain topics. The class consists of a combination of practice, reading, discussion, dictation, composition and feedback, net exploration via the web, and presentation. This course is conducted in Mandarin.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.0+) on Microsoft Windows:
From VIEW menu select Encoding... Auto Select... or
Chinese AutoSelect.

Netscape (version 7.0+) on Microsoft Windows:
From VIEW menu, select Character Coding...
AutoDetect… Chinese.

Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.0+) on Macintosh OS 9 or X:
From VIEW menu select Character
Set… Chinese(auto-detect)

Netscape (version 7.0+) on Macintosh OS 9 or X:
From VIEW menu select Character Coding...
AutoDetect… Chinese.

Safari on Macintosh OS X:
From VIEW menu select Text Encoding... Chinese
(ISO-2022-JP)

Media player software, such as QuickTime® PlayerRealOne™ Player, or Windows Media® Player, is required to run the .mp3 files found on this course site.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Tong Chen

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

Level

Undergraduate