This three credit basic language and culture course is designed for students who have no Chinese background and who have never studied Mandarin before. By passing this course, students will develop four basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese as well as to have basic knowledge in Chinese culture. The course will include communicative classroom activities and on-line practices to enable students to have a good command of the Chinese pronunciation system and basic grammar knowledge. At the end of the course, students will be able to conduct simple daily conversations and to read and write short sentences. This CINT1210 addresses practical needs in real-life situations. Each class is based on a few scenario(s) that contain the most commonly used expressions. In addition, the course covers many aspects of the Chinese culture. Verbal, non-verbal and multimedia materials will be employed to help enhance all four language skills.
Students of non-Chinese origin or students of Chinese origin who do not speak any Chinese dialect.
Please contact Eva Wong (Eva_Wong@bcit.ca or 604-412-7546) for registration approval.
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Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
Respond to the most frequently used daily conversations.
Communicate in Mandarin in the listed scenarios:
Say greeting and farewell in person.
Introduce yourself, friends and family members in person and in writing.
Ask and tell about date and time.
Ask for and give directions.
Borrow and return things.
Express holiday wishes in person and in writing.
Shop in a Chinese store.
Tell about personal favorite foods and hobbies.
Read Chinese sentences with Pinyin given.
Recognize 200 common Chinese words.
Write 100 most common Chinese characters.
Utilize the Chinese culture knowledge to interact in a Chinese social life.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2013
CINT 1210 is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Business
Accounting Full-time/Part-time Bachelor of Accounting
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