Basic Mandarin conversational skills for effective communication in familiar, everyday Chinese contexts and better understanding of intercultural communication through content-based language acquisition. Graded CR/NC. Not available for credit to East Asian Area Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures, and East Asian Studies majors and minors.
This course introduces students to the origin of the basic Chinese scripts and the basic principles and styles of calligraphy.
Basic listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities in Mandarin Chinese. Instruction includes individual meetings and online content.
The sound system of modern Chinese; aural comprehension, oral expression, basic patterns practice, writing system.
Dialogue practice and conversation; reading of simple stories and essays; comparison of Chinese and English grammar; writing of paragraphs. Prerequisite: EALC 104.
The basics of reading and writing modern Chinese; intensive reading and writing of paragraphs, essays, and stories; extensive reading of beginner-level authentic materials.
Conversational practice: reading of stories and essays; writing of short essays. Prerequisite: EALC 106.
Continuation of 204, with emphasis on reading and writing, frequent interaction with native speakers. Prerequisite: EALC 204.
Reading selections from different styles of modern Chinese writings, analysis of stylistic techniques and syntactic structure, composition, and translation. Prerequisite: EALC 206.
Continuation of EALC 304; composition exercises in different styles of writing. Prerequisite: EALC 304.
Enhancement of functional, advanced-level Mandarin proficiency for vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural awareness through selected Chinese-language films and television programs. These courses are offered only during the summer program in Taipei.
Introduction to the classical styles, selections from classical style writings, contrastive analysis of modern and classical Chinese, translation and writing practice. Prerequisite: EALC 206.
Continuation of EALC 400.
Readings in modern Chinese literary, documentary, and epistolary styles; stylistic and syntactic analysis; composition; translation. Prerequisite: EALC 306.
Continuation of EALC 404.
Reading selections from newspaper articles and modern documents, analysis of structural patterns, and writing practice. Prerequisite: EALC 306.
a: Practice in the basic vocabulary and idioms of foreign trade and other commercial transactions in Mandarin. Prerequisite: EALC 206. b: Continuation of EALC 412a.