Curriculum

CHIN 101 – CHIN 102 Introductory Chinese

Learners functioning within stage 1 and stage 2 of ICCLE (International Curriculum for Chinese Language Education) should achieve the following objectives:

Understand basic language materials related to common daily settings.

Can repeat, recite and reproduce words;

produce simple sententences structures, provide simple descriptions,and exchange some basic information.

Begin to develop confidence and interest in learning the Chinese language.

Have some preliminary knowledge of learning strategies, communicative strategies, resource strategies and interdisciplinary strategies used in guided situations.

Gain introductory Chinese cultural knowledge and acquire preliminary cross-cultural awareness and international perspectives.

CHIN 201 – CHIN202 Elementary Chinese

Learners functioning within stage 3 of ICCLE should achieve the following objectives:

Understand and learn basic language related to daily settings.

Can use more complex grammatical structures and sentence patterns tocommunicate on familiar topics through interaction and description.

Can compose brief passages.

Demonstrate confidence and interest in learning Chinese language.

Have some preliminary knowledge of learning strategies, communicative strategies, resource strategies and interdisciplinary strategies used in guided situations.

Gain introductory Chinese cultural knowledge and acquire preliminarycross-cultural awareness and international perspectives.

CHIN 301 – CHIN 302 Intermediate Chinese

Learners functioning within stage 4 of ICCLE should achieve the following objectives:

Understand language materials within sectors of social life.

Can produce more correct sentences on familiar topics in description, explanation or comparison.

Can compose simple paragraphs or connect basic passages.

Have demonstrated confidence and interest in learning Chinese language.

Have mastered some knowledge of learning strategies, communicative strategies, resource strategies and interdisciplinary strategies.

Gain introductory Chinese cultural knowledge and acquire preliminarycross-cultural awareness and international perspectives.

CHIN 401- CHIN 402 Advanced Chinese

Learners functioning within Stage 5 of ICCLE can should achieve the following objectives:

Understand a wide range of topics,

Produce correct sentences, write in paragraphs, create cohesive discourse,and express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.

Have demonstrated confidence and a strong interest in learning the Chinese language.

Have mastered knowledge with learning strategies, communicative strategies, resource strategies and interdisciplinary strategies.

Have gained extensive Chinese cultural knowledge, and acquired preliminarycross-cultural awareness and international perspectives.