Chinese Courses Offered
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COURSES OFFERED

Chinese 1
Elementary Chinese I

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces and develops students' skills for language acquisition in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Mandarin Chinese.  Students also are introduced to the cultural background of the language.  Technological support and tutorial services enhance the course.  
Note: This course is comparable to two years of high school Chinese.


Chinese 2
Elementary Chinese II

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Chinese 1 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course, taught within the context of Chinese culture, is a continuation of the study of elementary Mandarin Chinese through intensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Students improve their oral communication skills and extend their study of the basic grammar, vocabulary and Chinese characters.  Technological support and tutorial services enhance the course.
Note: The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school Chinese.


Chinese 3
Intermediate Chinese I

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Chinese 2 with minimum
grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this intermediate course, taught within the context of Chinese culture, students develop their functional communication skills in Mandarin Chinese through listening, speaking, reading, and writing practice.  Students expand their knowledge of the Chinese language and culture. Students read material drawn from daily Chinese life.
Note: The prerequisite for this course is comparable to three years of high school Chinese.


Chinese 21
Beginning Conversational Chinese

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Chinese 1 with minimum
grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed to develop competency in oral expression, oral comprehension, and conversational strategies.  Students will learn how to converse in various situations such as business, travel, and dining within the context of Chinese culture.


Chinese 22
Intermediate Conversational Chinese

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Chinese 2 and Chinese 21 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is designed for the intermediate student to develop fluency in oral expression, to increase oral comprehension and to improve pronunciation. Conversational topics are based upon the daily experiences and cultural life of the ethnic areas involved with the language.


Chinese 24
Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course provides an introduction to the cultural aspects of the Chinese language through a study of Chinese culture, geography, social institutions, literature, art, architecture, music, and business.  Topics include comparison of Chinese and other Asian languages and cultures as well as comparison with Western languages and civilizations.
Note: This course is conducted in English.


Chinese 99

Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Chinese with a minimum grade of
B and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work

Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU*

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Chinese education not covered in the regular departmental offerings.  Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Chinese education projects (54 hours per unit).

*Note: Transfer limitations apply.
 Note: For eligibility requirements, go to www.elcamino.edu/admissions/credit.asp