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CINT 2222 - Chinese Studies

BCIT International Part-time Studies Course

British Columbia Institute of Technology

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This three credit course is designed for students who have taken CINT1210, or who have Chinese language ability equivalent to elementary level. By passing this course, students will acquire certain knowledge in the Chinese culture, history and geography, while enhancing their language skills in Chinese Mandarin. The course will be delivered through communicative classroom activities and on-line practice. Verbal, non-verbal and multimedia materials will be employed to help improve students’ language proficiency. The course content is composed of two parts: Chinese culture study and Chinese language learning. Both focuses on practicality and functionality. For Chinese culture study, students will learn the Chinese history, geography, traditional custom and current affairs. For language acquisition, students will gain practical language skills, which they can use in real-life business and social settings of Chinese Mandarin.


CINT 1210



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Communicate in Mandarin in real-life situations
  • Present general knowledge about Chinese culture, history and geography
  • Discuss the contemporary issues and changes in Chinese society
  • Use Chinese Radical or Pin Yin system to look up Chinese characters in a dictionary
  • Read short messages, emails, posters, and a request related to common situations in school, business and personal life
  • Write and type short messages, emails, simple plans, and a request in Chinese characters

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

CINT 2222 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Accounting
  2. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Business Administration


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