Chinese Language Program

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Chinese Language Program

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Textbook: Integrated Chinese

Integrated Chinese is the leading introductory Chinese textbook at colleges and universities around the world. It meets the needs of today's students with a full-color design, fewer lessons in Level 1 to allow for more flexible pacing, more communicative activities, up-to-date vocabulary, expanded cultural notes, an exciting new storyline linking all the dialogues and readings, and more review sections. It is structured into two levels which have been split into two parts each.

The series provides coordinated practice in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Throughout the series, Integrated Chinese builds on the three modes of communication - interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational - and the "Five Cs"- Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities-to build proficiency in using the Chinese language in a variety of real-life situations.

The Integrated Chinese series is a two-year intensive or four year regular program that includes textbooks, workbooks, character workbooks, online workbooks, audio CDs, multimedia resources, and teacher's handbooks. Materials are available in both simplified character and traditional character versions.

Intensive Program Yearly Schedule:

Taught over 4 hours per week in two sessions
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Intensive Program: Year 1

Chinese 101
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 Lessons 1 to 5

  • Greetings, Family, Date & Time, Hobbies and Visiting Friends.
  • The verbs 姓 (xìng), 叫 (jiào) and 是 (shì); questions ending with 吗 (ma), the negative adverb 不 (bù); the adverbs 也 (yě), 都 (dōu), 还 (hái) and 才 (cái); the particles 的 (de), 吧 (ba) and 了(le); usage of 有 (yǒu) and 二 (èr)/两 (liǎng). Introduces measure words, questions pronouns, numbers (0, 1–100), affirmative + negative (A-not-A) questions, word order, 一下 (y' xià) and (一)点儿({yì} diǎnr).

Chinese 102
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 Lessons 6 to 10

  • Making Appointments, Studying Chinese, School Life, Shopping, Transportation.
  • Introduces 算了 (suàn le), 谁呀 (shéi ya), 是吗 (shì ma), 给 (gěi), 要 (yào); adverbs 太 (tài), 真 (zhēn), 就 (jiù) and 正在 (zhèngzài). Time expressions, directional/descriptive compliments, 怎么 (zěnme) in questions, 能 (néng) and 会 (huì). Sentance structures: 一边…一边… (yìbiān...yìbiān...); 除了…以外, 还…(chúle...yǐwài, hái…); 或者 (huòzhě) and 还是 (háishi); 先 (xiān)…再 (zài)…; 还是 (háishi)…(吧) (ba); 每 (měi)…都 (dōu); 要 (yào)…了 (le).

Chinese 103
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 2 Lessons 1 to 5

  • Talking about the Weather, Dining, Asking Directions, Birthday Party, Seeing a Doctor.
  • Grammar and structures including the verb 来 (lái), the dynamic particle 过 (guo), the preposition 对 (duì), comparative sentences with 比 (bǐ) and 没(有) (méi{yǒu}), 那么 (nàme) indicating degree, the adverb 又 (yòu, again), adj/ v + 是 (shì) + adj / v, + 可是/但是… (kěshì/dànshì…), 一 …也/都…不/没… (yì...yě/dōu...bù/méi), adverb 多/少 (duō/shǎo) + v, 刚 (gāng) vs 刚才 (gāngcái), 到 (dào) + place + 去 (qù) + action, 一…就… (yī...jiù..., as soon as...then...), 呢 (ne) indicating an action in progress, sentences with 是…的 (shì...de), 起来 (qi lai) indicating the beginning of an action, 越来越… (yuè lái yuè...), 再说 (zàishuō).
  • Resultative complements, reduplication of verbs and adjectives, direction and location words, verbal phrases and subject-predicate phrases used as attributives, time duration and complimentary expressions.

Chinese 104
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 2 Lessons 6 to 10

  • Continues from previous course and introduces about 175 vocabulary items

Intensive Program: Year 2

The following courses can be run in 2012 if there is demand, if not, to start in 2013:

Chinese 201
Term 1 and Term 3
Integrated Chinese Level 2 Part 1 Lessons 1 to 5

  • Lessons: 开学, 宿舍, 在饭馆儿, 买东西, 选课.
  • Introduces adverbs 真 and 难道; the dynamic particle 了; the preposition 至于; the 是…的… construction; 除了…以外; 再说; 得很; 那(么); 一 + v; 又 adj/verb, 又 adj/verb; the emphatic 是; 无论…, 都…; the conjunction 于是; adj/v+是+adj/v, 可是/但是…;再, 又, and 还 compared; 要么…, 要么…. Also connecting sentences, existential sentences, conjunctions, topic-comment sentence structure, resultative compliments.
  • Words and phrases include 恐怕 (I’m afraid; I think perhaps), 差不多 (about; roughly), 一般 (generally speaking), 不怎么样 (not that great; just so-so), 这(就)要看…(了) (that depends on...) , 比如(说) (for example), …什么的 (…Etc.), (要) 不然 (otherwise), 非…不可 (have to; must), 受不了 (unable to bear), 不过 (but), 这样 (in this way).

Chinese 202
Integrated Chinese Level 2 Part 1 Lessons 6 to 10

  • Continues from previous course and introduces about 175 more vocabulary items

Chinese 203
Integrated Chinese Level 2 Part 2 Lessons 1 to 5

  • Lessons: 中国的节日, 中国的变化, 旅游, 生活与健康, 男女平等.
  • Adverbs 竟(然) and 毕竟, preposition 以, conjunction and preposition 与, pronoun 某, particles 嘛, 啊and 过, 使 and, (先)…再…, v起来, v v得出(来) (be able to tell), 以 a 为 b, 一 + reduplicated measure word, adj/v +着+ v, 有的…, 有的…, 是…的 to affirm a statement. Comparative sentences, numerals in idioms, multiple attributives, disyllabic words becoming monosyllabic and pivotal sentences.
  • Words and phrases include 的确 (indeed), 要不是 (if it were not for; but for), 从来 (from past till present; always; at all times),等于 (to equal; to be equivalent to; to amount to), 可见 (it is obvious that; it can be seen that), …以来 (since), 拿…来说 (take…for example), 由 (by), 親眼, 親自, 親耳, 親手, 親身/亲眼, 亲自, 亲耳, 亲手, 亲身, 显得.

Chinese 204
Integrated Chinese Level 2 Part 2 Lessons 6 to 10

  • Continues from previous course and introduces about 200 more vocabulary items

Standard Program Yearly Schedule:

Taught over 2 hours per week in one session
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Standard Program: Year 1

Chinese 1011
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 Lessons 1 to 2/3

Chinese 1012
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 Lessons 2/3 to 5

Chinese 1021
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 Lessons 6 to 7/8

Chinese 1022
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 Lessons 7/8 to 10

Standard Program: Year 2

Chinese 1031
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 2 Lessons 1 to 2/3

Chinese 1032
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 2 Lessons 2/3 to 5

Chinese 1041
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 2 Lessons 6 to 7/8

Chinese 1042
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 2 Lessons 7/8 to 10

Term Dates

Day

Chinese Language Program

Monday 5/03/2012

Term 1 begins

Friday 6/04/2012

Easter break begins (no classes during Easter break)

Friday 13/04/2012

Easter break ends

Friday 4/05/2012

Term 1 ends

Monday 14/05/2012

Term 2 starts

Friday 6/07/2012

Term 2 ends

Monday 30/07/2012

Term 3 starts

Friday 21/09/2012

Term 3 ends

Monday 1/10/2012

Term 4 starts

Friday 23/11/2012

Term 4 ends