Credits: 0.5
Term: On Demand, Spring 2018

Chinese I Segment 1 & 2, Chinese II Segment 1

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 5: Places Where We Live

  • Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  • My Home
  • Feng Shui
  • School Buildings
  • Sìhéyuàn
  • Metaphors
  • Modal Particles
  • Measure Words
  • Modal Verbs
  • Prepositions of locations
  • Chinese Character Writing

Module 6: Community & Celebrations

  • Western and Chinese Holidays
  • Moon Festival
  • Chinese Spring Festival
  • Chinese Valentine’s Day
  • Lunar Calendar
  • Kitchen God
  • Favorites
  • Last and Next
  • Qualifiers/intensifiers
  • Adverbs and order of actions
  • Chinese Character Writing

Module 7: Food & Clothes

  • Ordering at a Restaurant
  • Going to the Market
  • Going to a Banquet
  • Chinese Cuisine
  • Expressions of frequency and degrees
  • Chinese Character Writing

Module 8: Art, Music, & Recreation

  • Chinese Art
  • Chinese Music
  • Chinese Recreational Activities
  • Chinese family members
  • Prepositions and adverbs
  • Modal Particle
  • Time measure phrases
  • 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.