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Appendix 1: CHIN 101 Course Schedule

Beginners’ Chinese I
CHIN 101A
Fall 2017

Course description:  An entry-level course designed to give students a good introduction to spoken and written Chinese. Students will learn 150 characters and 150 vocabulary words.

Prerequisites:  None.
Co-requisites:  None.
Hours: (0 – 5L – 0): 65 Instruction hours.
Credit value: 3

Instructor(s):
Xinxin Fang, PhD
Office: L273
Phone: +1 780 378 8437
Email: xinxin.fang@concordia.ab.ca
Office Hours:  Monday @ 15:00 – 16:00, Friday @15:00 – 16:00

Lecture/seminar/lab times: Lectures:

Room: TBA. on Monday @ (16:00 – 16:50), Tuesday @ (15:25 – 16:40), Thursday @ (15:25 – 16:40), Friday @ (16:00 – 16:50).

 Required resources:

  1. Moodle (CCMS) access. Students should check their course Moodle sites on a daily basis.
  2. Jiang Liping. (2014). Standard Course HSK 1. Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press.
  3. Jiang Liping. (2014). Standard Course HSK 1 Workbook. Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press.

Optional resources:

http://www.chinesecio.com/http://www.chinesecio.com/ http://www.chinesetest.cn/index.dohttp://www.chinesetest.cn/index.do http://www.cltguides.com/main.actionhttp://www.cltguides.com/main.action

 Course objectives:

The course outcomes include:

  1. Linguistic knowledge: pronunciation, characters and words, grammar and function, them and discourse.
  2. Linguistic skills: reading, listening, speaking, writing
  3. Cultural competence: cultural knowledge, cultural understanding, cross-cultural competence, international perspectives.
  4. Strategies: affective strategies, learning strategies, communicative strategies, resource strategies, interdisciplinary strategies.

The objectives of CHIN 101 are: Students will be able to understand basic language materials related to common personal and daily life. They can retell, recite and copy words or sentences with fair accuracy and can write words or sentences following example. They will begin to develop interest and confidence in learning the Chinese language. They will acquire preliminary knowledge of learning strategies, communicative strategies, resource strategies and interdisciplinary strategies under the instructor’s guidance. They will gain introductory Chinese cultural knowledge, preliminary cross-cultural competence and international perspectives.

 Course Schedule: (note that this schedule is subjected to modification by the instructor at any time)  

Week Date(s) Topic Reading(s) Notes
1 SEP 06-07 Introduction- Hello! L1. 1
2 SEP 11-12 Thank you L1. 2 3 mins quiz Bring laptops – type in Chinese
SEP 13-14 What is your name? She is my Chinese teacher L1.3 3 mins quiz role-play
3 SEP 18-21 She is my Chinese teacher L1.4 3 mins quiz role-play
4 SEP 25-28 Her daughter is 20 years old this year L1.5 3 mins quiz

Task project

5 OCT 02 EXAM # 1
OCT 03-05 I can speak Chinese L1. 6 3 mins quiz

Task project

6 OCT 09 Thanksgiving – No class
OCT 10-12 What’s the date today L1. 7 3 mins quiz

A Chinese Song

7 OCT 16 -19 I’d like some tea L1. 8 3 mins quiz

Cultural presentation

8 OCT 23-26 Where does your son work L1. 9 3 mins quiz Role-play
9 OCT 30- NOV 01 Can I sit here L1. 10 3 mins quiz

Word association

NOV 02 EXAM # 2 Mid-term exam
10 NOV 06-09 Fall Reading Week – No classes
11 NOV 13-16 What is the time now L1. 11 3 mins quiz Semantic mapping
12 NOV 20-23 What will the weather be like tomorrow L1. 12 3 mins quiz presentation
13 NOV 27-28 He is learning to cook Chinese food. She has bought quite a few clothes L1. 13-14 3 mins quiz

Task project

14 DEC 04-06 I came here by air L1. 15 3 mins quiz

A Chinese song

DEC 07 Exam review Bring questions