Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Elementary Chinese (Mandarin) I
Course: CHI101

First Term: 2014 Fall
Lec + Lab   5 Credit(s)   6 Period(s)   5.7 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Introduction to the basic grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary of the Mandarin Chinese language. Includes the study of Chinese culture, practice of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate comprehension of the Chinese pronunciation system known as pinyin and the basic elements of the Chinese logographic writing system, including the concept of radicals and the role of stroke order, using digital input in addition to the traditional handwritten approach. (I)
2. Demonstrate reading and writing competence using pinyin, required radicals, and other learning tools to acquire new vocabulary for composing sentences and short paragraphs to deliver instructions, commands, feelings, opinions, suggestions and agreements/disagreements. (I, II, III)
3. Demonstrate oral and auditory competence when conducting simple conversations using positive, negative and question sentences that contain time and location phrases, adverbs/adjectives, and specific measure words to deliver instructions, commands, feelings, opinions, suggestions, agreements and disagreements. (II, III)
4. Demonstrate cultural competence by identifying some basic Chinese cultural aspects such as honorific pronoun, courtesy expressions, name order, kinship terms, and respect for seniority. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
Link to: CHI101 Outline
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 25, 2014

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