This is the second semester of the intermediate level sequence intended for students whose conversational ability exceeds their reading and writing skills. Focus is on reading and writing, as well as broadening conversational skills and control of standard pronunciation, for students with background in conversational Chinese. Lab work is required. On completing this course, students should be able to speak the language with standard pronunciation, to converse with some fluency on everyday topics, as well as on some specialized topics, to read edited, as well as authentic texts, in simplified or traditional characters with suitable fluency, and to be able to write composition on certain topics. The class consists of a combination of practice, reading, discussion, dictation, composition and feedback, net exploration via the web, and presentation. This course is conducted in Mandarin.
Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.0+) on Microsoft Windows:
From VIEW menu select Encoding... Auto Select... or
Netscape (version 7.0+) on Microsoft Windows:
From VIEW menu, select Character Coding...
Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.0+) on Macintosh OS 9 or X:
From VIEW menu select Character
Netscape (version 7.0+) on Macintosh OS 9 or X:
From VIEW menu select Character Coding...
Safari on Macintosh OS X:
From VIEW menu select Text Encoding... Chinese
Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mp3.
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.