World Languages Institute

Chinese Courses - Summer

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SUMMER 2018

Additional Course Offerings: See Core Curriculum


  

GRADUATE Courses

CHINESE GRAMMAR (CR. 3.)
16:217:545:B6:03073
5/29 - 7/6; TTH, 6:00-9:40 PM; SC-219
Cross-listed: 01:165:430:B6
RICHARD SIMMONS

Analysis and discussion of Chinese grammar relevant to learners and teachers of the language. Explanation of linguistic concepts through problem-solving exercises on Chinese word formation, sentence grammar, and paragraph structure. Conducted in Chinese.


ADVANCED TOPICS IN CHINESE LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS (CR. 3) 
16:165:504:B6:04533
5/29 - 7/6; MW, 5:00-9:00 PM; SC-103
RICHARD SIMMONS

This course is a seminar in Chinese linguistics focusing on topics relevant to the research and teaching in Chinese. Topics we will cover include pronunciation and Romanization, the history and development of the writing system, grammar, historical phonology, dialectology, prosody and rhyming, and the history of the language in general. The course investigates linguistic topics regarding Chinese to provide in-depth understanding of issues faced by researchers, teachers, and learners of the language and the vast range of spoken and written Chinese they may encounter. The course will provide a solid foundation and background in the actual descriptive and theoretical linguistic issues that are relevant to a deeper understanding of the linguistic aspects of Chinese. Conducted in Chinese.


CHINESE ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (CR. 3) 
16:165:506:S1:03074
7/30 - 8/15; M-F, 1:30-4:25 PM; SC-114
JENNY YUAN-CHEN YANG

This is a practical, hands-on course on the teaching of Chinese as a foreign/second language (CFL/CSL) in K-16. In this course, students will become familiar with the development of CFL and ACTFL standards as applied to CFL. They will have ample opportunities to practice creating and teaching level and grade appropriate activities and lesson plans. Students will also understand the unique challenges of teaching CFL, especially in the American classroom. By the end of the course, students will have created a teaching portfolio, which includes a teaching statement, sample lesson plans and a teaching demo video. The course is conducted in Chinese and English. All readings are in English.


TEACHING CHINESE THROUGH MODERN FICTION (CR. 3)
16:165:510:B1:02373
5/29 - 7/6; MW, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; SC-120
WEIJIE SONG

Reading of works by modern Chinese writers to raise language competency and understanding of Chinese culture and history. Essay writing and translation exercises to enhance comprehension of the Chinese language. Conducted in Chinese.


UNDERGRADUATE Courses

ADVANCED CHINESE GRAMMAR (CR. 3)
01:165:430:B6:02030
5/29 - 7/6; TTH, 6:00-9:40 PM; SC-219
Cross-listed: 16:217:545:B6
RICHARD SIMMONS

Analysis and discussion of Chinese grammar relevant to learners and teachers of the language. Explanation of linguistic concepts through problem-solving exercises on Chinese word formation, sentence grammar, and paragraph structure. Conducted in Chinese.

 

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