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CHIN001: First Year Chinese

Credits: 1 units/10 hours
6 Evaluations, 6 Projects, 4 Progress Tests
7 Teacher Connects

NCAA Approved
UC a-g Approved

This course focuses on developing communicative competencies in listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese while gaining an understanding of Chinese culture. Students will learn to understand and interpret written and spoken language in Chinese on a variety of topics. Pinyin, the most widely used Chinese phonetic system will be introduced as a tool to learn the spoken language early in the course. Both simplified and traditional characters will be taught, although the course will focus on simplified characters. Grammar points will be introduced systematically and reinforcement practice follows each explanation in the course. This course is available only online. Students will be required to use audio listening and recording software to complete their assignments. Students will be required to scan or capture images of some of their written work for online submission.

Course Materials

Textbook: Chinese Link, Level 1, Part 1 (ISBN: 9780131375475 or 9780205637218)
Textbook: Chinese Link, Level 1, Part 1 Character Book (ISBN: 9780205782987)
Textbook: Chinese Link, Level 1, Part 2 (ISBN: 9780131375468 or 9780205825509)
Textbook: Chinese Link, Level 1, Part 2 Character Book (ISBN: 9780205783045)

First Year Chinese CHIN001055 (printed course content)

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Tuition (CHIN001055)

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A $50 non-refundable Administrative Fee is required for each course.
Administrative Fee

Course Price $550.00

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