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Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for Elementary Chinese.

CHNESE 1, Elementary Chinese 1    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: None.

Using an audio-lingual approach, this course teaches pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar fundamentals as essential elements in reading, writing, and understanding elementary Chinese. The course also covers necessary culture, customs, philosophy, and history which serve as keys to studying the Chinese language. Language lab is required.

1360   12:00p-2:25p MW   DRSCHR 217   Wu D

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

1361   2:30p-4:00p TThF   DRSCHR 222   Wu X

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

4081   5:00p-7:25p TTh   DRSCHR 222   Wu X

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

CHNESE 2, Elementary Chinese 2    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Arts and Humanities), Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: Chinese 1*.

This course is a continuation of Chinese 1, which covers elementary grammar. It provides students with further basic oral and writing skills while acquainting them with the language. It also includes the reading of simplified texts with emphasis on oral expression and further study of Chinese history and culture. Language lab is required. This course is taught in Chinese except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school Chinese.

4082   7:30p-9:55p MW   DRSCHR 221   Yu X

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

CHNESE 3, Intermediate Chinese 1    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3 (Humanities) • Prerequisite: Chinese 2*. • Advisory: Skill levels equivalent to those taught in Chinese 2.

This course builds on language skills developed in Chinese 1 and 2. The course will complete and review basic grammar and key sentence patterns of Chinese, provide practice in the appropriate use of idiomatic expressions, and further develop skill in reading and writing Hanzi (Chinese characters). It will also build vocabulary, expand reading comprehension, and encourage more extensive conversation in Chinese. It will cover additional aspects about Chinese culture and history. This course is taught in Chinese except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor..

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to three years of high school Chinese.

1362   12:45p-2:15p TThF   DRSCHR 222   Wu X

Above section 1362 is part of the Scholars Program and is recommended for, but not limited to, students in the Scholars Program. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

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