Chinese

Gain basic to intermediate conversation skills and explore cultures related to the Chinese language through noncredit and for-credit courses offered through the FLI.

— NONCREDIT —

Summer Language and Culture Camps are available now. Register youth ages 10-14 for French, German, Japanese, or Spanish camp. 

The FLI offers noncredit courses tailored to the needs of travelers, medical professionals and law enforcement professionals. No prior language skill necessary. (MSU employees, use your noncredit fee waiver by signing up on My Learning Connection from My.MissouriState.edu.)

Register for Noncredit Classes

— FOR CREDIT —

Review the for-credit course sequence and current schedule information below. Enroll and receive credits at your home institution.

Chinese (CHI) Course Sequence

For-credit courses follow a four semester sequence so that students may complete all elementary and intermediate courses in one language within two academic years:

— FALL —

101

Course Description

This course is the first part of the introductory sequence. Students acquire Novice Mid-level proficiency in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes and begin to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of people who speak this language.

Student Learning Objectives

The SLOs for 101 are consistent with the Novice Mid level of the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Benchmarks. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Interpersonal Communication
  • Communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases that they have practiced and memorized.
Presentational Speaking
  • Present information about themselves and some other very familiar topics using a variety of words, phrases, and memorized expressions.
Presentational Writing
  • Write lists and memorized phrases on familiar topics.
Interpretive Listening
  • Recognize some familiar words and phrases when they hear them spoken.
Interpretive Reading
  • Recognize some letters or characters.
  • Understand some learned or memorized words and phrases when they read.

 

201

Course Description

This course is the first part of the intermediate sequence. Students reinforce Novice High-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Low-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of people who speak this language.

Student Learning Objectives

The SLOs for 201 are consistent with the Intermediate Low level of the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Benchmarks. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Interpersonal Communication
  • Participate in conversations on a number of familiar topics using simple sentences.
  • Handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions.
Presentational Speaking
  • Present information on most familiar topics using a series of simple sentences.
Presentational Writing
  • Write briefly about most familiar topics and present information using a series of simple sentences.
Interpretive Listening
  • Understand the main idea in short, simple messages and presentations on familiar topics.
  • Understand the main idea of simple conversations that they overhear.
Interpretive Reading
  • Understand the main idea of short and simple texts when the topic is familiar.

 

— SPRING —

102

Course Description

This course is the second part of the introductory sequence. Students reinforce Novice Mid-level proficiency and acquire Novice High-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of people who speak the language.

Student Learning Objectives

The SLOs for 102 are consistent with the Novice High level of the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Benchmarks. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Interpersonal Communication
  • Communicate and exchange information about familiar topics using phrases and simple sentences, sometimes supported by memorized language.
  • Handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions.
Presentational Speaking
  • Present basic information on familiar topics using language they have practiced using phrases and simple sentences.
Presentational Writing
  • Write short messages and notes on familiar topics related to everyday life.
Interpretive Listening
  • Understand words, phrases, and simple sentences related to everyday life.
  • Recognize pieces of information and sometimes understand the main topic of what is being said.
Interpretive Reading
  • Understand familiar words, phrases, and sentences within short and simple texts related to everyday life.
  • Understand the main idea of what they have read.

 

202

Course Description

This course is the second part of the intermediate sequence. Students reinforce Intermediate Low-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Mid-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of people who speak the language.

Student Learning Objectives

The SLOs for 202 are consistent with the Intermediate Mid level of the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Benchmarks. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Interpersonal Communication
  • Participate in conversations on familiar topics using sentences and series of sentences.
  • Handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering a variety of questions.
  • Say what they want to say about themselves and their everyday lives.
Presentational Speaking
  • Make presentations on a wide variety of familiar topics using connected sentences.
Presentational Writing
  • Write on a wide variety of familiar topics using connected sentences.
Interpretive Listening
  • Understand the main idea in messages and presentations on a variety of topics related to everyday life and personal interests and studies.
  • Understand the main idea in conversations that they overhear.
Interpretive Reading
  • Understand the main idea of texts related to everyday life and personal interests or studies.

 

Chinese (CHI) Course Schedules

Spring 2017

Course / Instructor When Where
CHI 101.301 Liu, Fan TTH 3:30-4:45 SICL 117
CHI 102.301 Klie, Hunter MW 4:00-5:15 JDMC 500A
CHI 202.301 Liu, Fan TTH 2:00-3:15 SICL 125

Fall 2017

Course / Instructor When Where
CHI 101.001 Fan, Jinzi MW 5:30-6:45 JDMC 318
CHI 101.301 Liu, Fan TTH 3:30-4:45 SICL  226
CHI 201.001 Liu, Fan
TTH 2:00-3:15 SICL 226