Chinese 201. Intermediate Chinese I
This is an intermediate level course for modern Chinese (Putonghua). The course builds on the work from the introductory Chinese course. Chinese phonics and basic grammar will be introduced through lectures, exercises and assignments. The course will concentrate on acquiring the ability to understand and produce Chinese at the paragraph level, such as factual description and narration in various content areas, as well as clear expression in intermediate level situations.
The course will also help students to develop their abilities to communicate in daily life. We will focus on daily usage, such as describing everyday activities and talking about experiences, etc. The supplemental curriculum may introduce course-related information about Chinese culture, customs, history, modern social life and current events. For better understanding and practicing, multimedia materials will be used occasionally in the class.