This is designed for students who desire to learn Chinese part time while taking other area studies courses and internships. A minimum of 9 hours per week is required. The average class size is under 10. Except the absence of language pledge, the instructional methodologies and contents are the same as immersion Chinese.

Requirements:
    • 3.2 GPA (those with GPA between 3.0 and 3.2 have to provide two exceptional recommendations)
    • One recommendation letter

Class Size: Under 10
We believe individual attention is essential in language acquisition. Therefore, the non-immersion class is generally capped at 10.

Class Type:
Through intensive instruction and pattern drills, the elementary level class will not only introduce students to Chinese language but more importantly will help students to master basic spoken Chinese. At the end of the course, students should achieve a level of functional Chinese in daily life.

CH 101 (6 credits, spring & fall): Elementary I
This course is designed for beginners to learn Chinese in daily use. Classes will focus on introducing basic Chinese characters, useful vocabulary, fundamental grammar, functional sentence patterns, practical dialogues, simple texts and some relevant culture tips. Students are encouraged to practice Chinese in and after the class as much as possible.
Syllabus

CH 102 (6 credits, spring & fall): Elementary II
This course is designed to expand students¡¯ knowledge of grammar, sentence patterns, and word collocations through lectures and drills. The focus will be on accurate expression in daily communication.
Syllabus

CH 201 (6 credits, spring & fall): Intermediate I
It aims to improve students¡¯ skills in understanding spoken and written Chinese, in speaking and writing and in communicating in Chinese. Students will continue to expand their vocabulary and language knowledge, and also will elevate their language competence to the next level.
Syllabus

CH 202 (6 credits, spring & fall): Intermediate II
It aims to improve students¡¯ skills in understanding spoken and written Chinese, in speaking and writing and in communicating in Chinese. Students will continue to expand their vocabulary and language knowledge, and also will elevate their language competence to the next level.
Syllabus

CH 301 (6 credits, spring & fall): Intermediate III
This course will help students to develop their ability to use Chinese in a more advanced way. Students will continue to expand their vocabulary, enrich their knowledge on grammar and usage, and develop an ability to perform tasks of description, narration, and argumentation in the language.
Syllabus

CH 302 (6 credits, spring & fall): Intermediate IV
After that students already possess a basic foundation of Chinese grammar, this class will teach students how to effectively use and integrate the various grammar structures in spoken and written language.
Syllabus

CH 401 (6 credits, spring & fall): Advanced I
After that students already possess a basic foundation of Chinese grammar, this class will teach students how to effectively use and integrate the various grammar structures in spoken and written language.
Syllabus

CH 402 (6 credits, spring & fall): Advanced II
This course is designed to perfect students' skills in understanding spoken and written Chinese and in speaking and writing. Through reading texts selected from modern Chinese literature, academic works and newspaper articles, students will be asked to express more refined and sophisticated ideas and to process sentences with complex structures used mainly in formal speech and writing.
Syllabus

CH 501 (6 credits, spring & fall): Advanced III
This course is designed to perfect students' skills in understanding spoken and written Chinese and in speaking and writing. Through reading texts selected from modern Chinese literature, academic works and newspaper articles, students will be asked to express more refined and sophisticated ideas and to process sentences with complex structures used mainly in formal speech and writing.
Syllabus

Weekly Schedule

Time

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

10:00am-12:20

Language class

Language class

Language class

Language class

8:30-10:20
Language class

10:30-12:20
Language class

4:30pm -5:20pm

Language class

Language class

Language class

Language class

 

Note£ºThere will be 9 in class hours each week for non-immersion Chinese.
Both sets of classes on MWF or TTF will have different levels.

 

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