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Language Courses

General Chinese language courses are offered in two tracks -- the regular and the accelerated tracks.  The accelerated track is designed for students with uneven language skills -- They have some speaking proficiency but limited or no reading and/or writing proficiency. The accelerated track typically serves heritage language learners, but other students with a similar linguistic profile may be placed into the track. The two tracks are separate, and students cannot move between the tracks.  In addition to general language courses, business Chinese courses are also offered at the intermediate to advanced levels.

Regular Track

CHINESE 111-1,2,3 Chinese I - Beginning college-level sequence to develop basic literacy and oral proficiency in Chinese.

CHINESE 121-1,2,3 Chinese II - Second-year Chinese sequence to further develop basic literacy and oral proficiency.

CHINESE 211-1,2,3 Chinese III - Intermediate-level sequence to further develop literacy and oral proficiency.

CHINESE 311-1 Chinese IV: Formal Speaking - Development of skills in speaking formal Chinese.

CHINESE 311-2 Chinese IV: Formal Writing - Development of skills in writing formal Chinese.

CHINESE 311-3 Chinese IV: Formal Reading - Development of skills in reading different types of authentic Chinese works.

CHINESE 399 Independent Study - For students who have advanced with distinction beyond the regular course offerings in Chinese.

Accelerated Track

CHINESE 115-1,2,3 Chinese I - Accelerated beginning college-level sequence to develop basic literacy and oral proficiency in Chinese.

CHINESE 125-1,2,3 Chinese II - Accelerated intermediate-level sequence with emphasis on reading and writing.

CHINESE 215-1,2,3 Chinese III - Accelerated intermediate toward advanced-level sequence with emphasis on formal speaking and writing.

CHINESE 315-1 Chinese IV: Formal Writing and Public Speaking - Development of writing and speaking skills in formal Chinese to a near-native level.

CHINESE 315-2 Chinese IV: Advanced Reading and Writing - Development of skills in reading and writing formal Chinese to a near-native level.

CHINESE 315-3 Chinese IV: Media and Society - Development of skills in reading primary sociocultural sources to a near-native level.

CHINESE 320 Chinese V: Special Topics in Advanced Chinese - Stand alone topics course using films, audiovisual materials, and texts in primary sources to develop ability to analyze diverse textual logic, language patterns, and cultural features. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

CHINESE 399 Independent Study - For students who have advanced with distinction beyond the regular course offerings in Chinese.

Business Chinese

CHINESE 212-0 Chinese in Business Practice 1- Basic business Chinese focused on professional settings. For students interested in using business-related texts to learn Chinese or aspiring to China-focused careers.

CHINESE 312-1 Chinese Business Practice 2 - Training for professional tasks using Chinese. Especially for students who completed Chinese 212 or aspire to China-focused careers or to becoming multi-proficient business professionals.

CHINESE 312-2 Multinational Corporations in China - Training in business reading skills, with a focus on case studies, and speaking/writing skills for discussing business topics professionally. Designed for students interested in China's economic development and using Chinese in their careers.

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