SRJC Course Outlines

12/8/2019 8:33:58 AMCHIN 1 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHIN 1Title:  ELEMENTARY CHINESE 1  
Full Title:  Elementary Chinese - Part 1
Last Reviewed:11/13/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 227.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CHIN 51

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to elementary traditional Mandarin Chinese grammar and development of all language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) needed to effectively communicate using Chinese cultural patterns and conventions.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to elementary traditional Mandarin Chinese grammar and development of all language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) needed to effectively communicate using Chinese cultural patterns and conventions.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2018
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 2018
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 6ALanguage Other Than EnglishFall 2019
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2018Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2019Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Initiate, maintain, and comprehend simple conversations in Chinese on
     everyday topics using statements and questions with appropriate pronunciation
    in the present and past tenses.
2.  Write coherent paragraphs containing descriptions of people, places, and
    everyday activities.
3.  Read level appropriate material written in traditional Chinese.
4.  Utilize Mandarin Chinese in linguistically and culturally appropriate ways at the
    beginning level.
5.  Demonstrate cultural awareness and insights about the Chinese speaking world as well as the Chinese-speaking communities in the United States.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Utilize common Chinese vocabulary related to everyday topics.
2. Read simplified passages from original Chinese texts  for general meaning and basic comprehension.
3. Communicate in traditional spoken and written Chinese.
4. Employ greetings and polite expressions in a culturally appropriate context and manner.
5. Develop and organize short sentences and paragraphs in Mandarin Chinese.
6. Identify and use the correct Mandarin Chinese tones in pronunciation.
7. Develop insight into Mandarin Chinese culture, traditions and society.
8. Correctly express  thoughts in written form utilizing appropriate traditional Mandarin
    Chinese characters.
9.  Pronounce the phonetic symbols in Chinese "Pinyin".

Topics and Scope
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Content and topics will reflect beginning communicative skills required to function in cross-cultural, academic,
social and job-related situations.
 
I. Sentences
    A. Basic sentences with to be "shi", to have "you" and to do "zuo"
    B. Write simple sentences with stative verb (hen)
    C. Word order in sentences (Chinese sentence orders, difference between English and Chinese)
    D. Different sentence forms - statement, question and negative
    E. Rules of writing Chinese and Pinyin characters: basic stroke and stroke order
    F. Formation of phrases and questions
    G. Inquire about one's preferences
 
II. Common Vocabulary
    A. Simple greetings; expressions of courtesy, suggestions, and complaints
    B. Describe and ask about locations of people, places, and things
    C. Describe activities and events in the present, past, and present progressive tenses
    D. Read and write at least 100 basic traditional Chinese characters
     E. Telling and asking time
    F. Numbers 1-1,000,000
    G. Family members
    H. Days of the week; months of the year
    I. Pastimes, sports, and places
    J. Clothing and shopping; colors
 
III. Conversation
    A. Use correct Chinese tones in pronunciation
    B. Describe and ask about locations of people, places, and things
    C. Describe activities and events in the present, past, present progressive tenses
    D. Accept and reject an invitation
 
IV. Parts of Speech
    A. Pronouns - subject "wo", plural form
     B. Adverbs and adjectives
    C. Conjunctions
    D. Adjectives
    E. Connecting two verb phrases
 
V. Grammar
    A. Use of a functional marker "le"
    B. Possessive word "de "
     C. Auxiliary words e.g. "xiang "
     D. Measure words (e.g. a cup of tea = "yi bei cha" )
    E. Particles with "ba" "ma"
    F. Grammatical terminology and identifying parts of speech
    G. Utilize all elements of the Pinyin system (Initials, finals, and tones)  
 
VI. Vocabulary of everyday life
    A. Descriptive complements
     B. Occupations and nationalities
    C. Chinese family structures and values
    D. Information about demographics, customs, history and geography pertaining to the Chinese-speaking world and Chinese-speaking communities in the U.S.

Assignments:
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1. Reviewing lesson(s) from the textbook
2. Memorizing vocabulary and verb conjugations
3. Completing exercises in textbook and workbook
4. Weekly quizzes, chapter exams and final
5. Short compositions, simple narrative, and descriptive tasks
6. Engaging in pair and group activities, structured conversations, and projects
7. Oral presentations
8. Dictation and written translation
9. In-class participation
10. Viewing and interpreting video programs in Chinese
11. Comprehension questions related to textbook passages, magazine articles and/or newspaper articles
12. Reading short elementary-level paragraphs and dialogues on cultural topics
    featuring target grammar and vocabulary
13. Reading reports
14. Complete online exercises (approximately 2 hours per week)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Written homework, reading reports, short compositions
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Workbook exercises, group activities, projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class dictation and translation activities, in-class oral participation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Completion of computer-based exercises, interpreting videos


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Integrated Chinese, Volume 1, Texbook. 4th ed. Cheng & Tsui. 2018
Integrated Chinese, Volume 1, Character Workbook. 4th ed. Cheng & Tsui. 2018
Integrated Chinese, Volume 1, Workbook. 4th ed. Cheng & Tsui. 2018
The way of Chinese characters. 2nd ed. Wu, Jianhsin. Cheng & Tsui. 2015
Cheng & Tsui Chinese Character Dictionary. Huidi, Wang. Cheng & Tsui 1998 (classic)
 
Instructor prepared materials

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