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Appendix I Sample Syllabus and Schedule for Elementary Chinese I. INSTRUCTORS II. REQUIRED MATERIALS 1. Integrated Chinese 《中文听说读写》, Level 1, Part 1 Textbook [TEXT] Tao-chung Yao and Yuehua Liu. Boston: Cheng and Tsui. 2. Workbook [WKB] Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 1 3. Character Workbook [CW] Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 1 III. LANGUAGE LEARNING MATERIALS A. AUDIO TAPES: For Recording Textbook Lessons 1. Take the blank tape to the department office of Textbook: Practice: Introduction, Lessons 1 and 2 Tape 3: Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 1: Textbook: Lessons 3 through 6 B. AUDIO TAPES: For Recording Student’s Voiceodern and Classical Languages, HU 230. Fill out forms requesting the lessons you want copied, as below: Tape 1: Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 1: Workbook: Introduction through Lesson 11 Tape 2: Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part I: T C. VIDEO: View Chinese film clips and feature films in the Language Media Center, Haggard Hall 113–114. D. COMPUTER PROGRAMS: [In the Language Media Center in Haggard Hall 113–114] 1. Multimedia Companion to Integrated Chinese Level 1/1 to learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing 2. Pronunciation Modules to learn the Chinese pronunciation system 3. Wenlin to learn Chinese characters; 4. Microsoft Word 2000 to write Chinese homework and essays; 5. Websites: containing a variety of exercises for students using Integrated Chinese to practice listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. 276 Appendices IV. LEARNING OBJECTIVES The course is designed as an integrated study of Chinese usage. Students are expected to gain a beginner’s proficiency in areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese. • Listening Skills: ability to distinguish the sounds and tones of spoken Standard Chinese, known as putonghua or Mandarin; ability to comprehend simple sentences, short speeches, and dialogues. • Speaking Skills: ability to produce the basic sounds of spoken Chinese, including the distinct pronunciation of tones; ability to respond to questions and to initiate simple dialogues. The first several weeks of the quarter will focus on the acquisition of pronunciation and speaking skills. • Reading Skills: ability to recognize approximately 200 Chinese characters and to learn their use in combination; ability to read prepared texts. • Writing Skills: knowledge of principles in the formation of Chinese characters; ability to write all characters learned in the texts; ability to write dialogues and short essays. V. EVALUATION A. Evaluation will be made on the basis of proficiency and participation B. Grading: 30% Unit examinations 15% Weekly quizzes, dictation and essays 20% Homework assignments, Workbook, and Chinese Character Book 15% Class attendance and quality of participation 10% Oral tapes, oral review and oral presentation 10% Final examination 100% C. Grades will be assigned as follows: A: 100–97; A: 96–95; A-: 94–91; B+: 90–87; B: 86–85; B-: 84–81; C+: 80–77; C: 76–75; C-: 74–71; D+: 70–77; D: 66–65; D-: 64–61; F: 60 and below. D. Class Participation will be graded as: A: Well prepared; B: Well prepared; good performance; C: Some evidence of preparation; D: Present for class; unprepared for class; F: Absent • Notes: You will use a form to record your own attendance, assignments and examination scores. Make-up examinations will be given only in the case of excused absences. Three or more absences could result in the lowering of the student’s grade by one full letter grade. • Each student will meet with instructors to evaluate progress at least twice during the quarter. If you have any questions regarding the course, features of the Chinese language, or your own progress, please see the instructors during their office hours. Welcome to the class! Good luck in your studies! • Chinese will be the primary medium of instruction for the course. Students will be addressed by their Chinese names as soon as these have been Appendices 277 determined. If you would like to participate in the selection of your Chinese name, please consult with instructors; you may also refer to a website: SAMPLE OF SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENTS AND PROCEDURES Day 1 1. Introduction to course: Syllabus and materials 2. IC (Integrated Chinese): Textbook [Introduction and Lesson 1] (Transparencies); Chinese Pronunciation, pp. 1–3; Chinese Characters, pp. 14–16; Text and Dialogue, pp. 21–23 3. Assignment: Study pronunciation (pp. 1–3); copy audio tapes and listen to them ; write characters: CW (Character Workbook) pp. 1–2 [Radicals]: 人, 刀, 力, 口, 女 ; study dialogue, TEXT (Textbook) pp. 21–23: 你好! 你叫 什么名字? Day 2 1. Integrated Chinese, Introduction and Lesson 1: Greetings 2. TEXT: Introduction...


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