Credits: 0.5
Term: Fall 2017, On Demand

Chinese I Segment 1 & 2

Course Description:

Chinese 2 enables the students to further develop the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing of Mandarin Chinese at a more advanced level. Students are immersed in Chinese culture as virtual exchange students in China. Virtual excursions from one Chinese city to another expand their vocabulary helping them learn to interact with others and use appropriate terms to communicate in various everyday situations.

Topics & Concepts:

Module 1: School Life

  • Introductions and Greetings
  • School Subjects and Supplies
  • Time Telling
  • Interrogative Phrases
  • Comparatives and Superlatives
  • Conjunctive Adverbs
  • Character Writing
  • School Systems in China
  • Tian’an Square
  • The Ming Tomb
  • The Temple of Heaven
  • The Summer Palace

Module 2: Sports and Leisure Activities

  • Sporting Events
  • Leisure Activities
  • Health and Fitness
  • Locations and Directions
  • Invitations
  • Expressing feelings and opinions
  • Character Writing
  • Shaolin Monk

Module 3: Occupations

  • Occupations and Skills
  • Job Fairs
  • Indicators of Time
  • Chinese Business Culture
  • Chinese Character Writing
  • Foreign Languages in China

Module 4: Travel

  • Making Travel Arrangements
  • Provinces in China
  • Transportation
  • Weather
  • Chinese Character Writing

Offerings and courses subject to change. Please refer to the VTVLC Student Information System as the most up-to-date resource of current offerings and required materials for courses.