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CHIN 121 Advanced Elementary Chinese I

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Modern Language Information

Note: To be transferable to UC, Chinese courses must be taken for letter grade.

Modern Language Center: since imitation, response, and independent practice are integral features of the study of a modern language at the College, students enrolled in certain courses in modern language are recommended to use the language laboratory as prescribed by each department.

Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

A continuation of CHIN 112 Elementary Chinese II with further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This course covers the basics of Chinese language and culture with emphasis on practical topics, common sentence structures and vocabulary. Students will practice in various class activities, using authentic materials. The additional video, audio and internet exercises will promote proficiency. CHIN 121 covers the first half of the second semester work of Chinese as taught at a four-year university.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester:
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: CHIN 112
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5c
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2), UC