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Hsiu-Cheng (Cynthia) Kao

Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Eastern Connecticut State University

83 Windham St., Willimantic, CT 06226

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CHI 110 Introductory Chinese I

Email: kaoh@easternct.edu

Introductory Chinese I is the basic introductory language course in standard Mandarin Chinese. It is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. The primary objectives of the course are providing students more comprehensive knowledge and more practice on basic sentence patterns and grammatical points. This course will develop studentsí basic communicative competence in the Chinese language and their understanding of Chinese culture. Throughout the course, students develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills across the three communicative modes: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational.

 

CHI 111 Introductory Chinese II

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In this second course of Introductory Chinese, students will continue to build their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in a communicative context. Grammatical accuracy and cultural awareness will also be emphasized throughout the course. Daily-life topics including climate, clothing, shopping, dining, housing and transportation will continue to be the focus of this course. After completing the entire series of first year Introductory Chinese (CHI 110 and CHI 111), students would be able to prepare a journey to China.

 

WLC 492 Directed Study in Chinese

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This course is the the second-year Chinese or above. You need to take CHI 110 and CHI 111 or equivalent as a prerequisite for this course. This course is to facilitate oral practice, allow students to communicate in real-life situations, and have the basic translation skills. The course will cover a wide range of materials, in terms of vocabulary, grammar, listening and writing skills. Students will learn to read and write Chinese texts with minimal help. This intermediate course will enable students to be proficient in Chinese for travel and business. Additionally, the course will integrate Chinese culture into language learning to enhance the understanding of cultural influence on the language. 

 

Chinese Cultural Activities

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Chinese New Year

 

 

 

Cultural Activity

 

WELCOME TO

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION!

 

Come and join the ECSU Chinese New Year Celebration! We will make this a very exciting day for you to experience Chinese culture and traditions!

 

 

Main Events for Chinese New Year:

 

 

 

*  Zodiac Bookmarks

*     Calligraphy

*     Lantern

*  Dumplings

*  Spring Rolls

*  Tai Chi

 

 

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