01:165:108 Basic Spoken Chinese

This course is designed for the students who would like to develop their skills in Basic Spoken Standard Chinese. Students are prepared for daily use of Spoken Chinese.

Course Materials: Colloquial Chinese. By P.C. T’ung and D.E. Pollard, New York: Routledge & K. Paul in association with Methuen, 1982.

Grading: Effort 10%, Daily dictation/homework/assignments 10%, Tests/quizzes 20%, Midterm 30%, Final 30%

The "effort" grade will be based on regular attendance, preparation, and class participation. Students will lose points for unexcused absences, tardiness, leaving class early, and poor classroom attitude. In this semester, we will cover lessons 9-17. Each lesson will have three or four class meetings. For each class, you are expected to review the materials we covered in the class, and preview the materials we will cover in the following class.

Please feel free to come to my office hours or contact me by Email/Phone when you have any questions that cannot be satisfactorily solved during class time, or simply when you need help. I will do everything that I can to help.