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CHIN 211 Colloquial Chinese I, Elementary

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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 beginning conversational Mandarin Chinese course. Extensive oral training in Mandarin. Emphasis on practical vocabulary, pronunciation and idiomatic usage, with sufficient grammar to give flexibility to the spoken language. The Pinyin phonetic system is used to represent the sounds in Mandarin, and substitute for characters in writing. Designed for students who wish to acquire basic skills of spoken Mandarin Chinese.

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