Department of Foreign Languages
INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE I (FL 1002/01)
Driller: Jung Chin Phone: 678-560-2601
Critical Language Program Director: Lucia Ribeiro, 770-423-6022
Office: Pilcher 133
Web address: www.kennesaw.edu/foreignlanguage
Please read the Critical Language page DOWNLOAD THE CONTRACT, SIGN
IT AND RETURN IT TO YOUR DRILLER.
CLASS MEETING: TTH 9:30AM-10:45PM; BB272;
FL 1002/01(Introduction to FL I Chinese)
(1) Yai, Liu, Ge, Chen Bi & Wang. Integrated Chinese (Level 1 Part 2). Cheng & Tsui
(Subject to change as necessary).
January 9 Class orientation; Introduction
January14-16 General review (1-6); Lesson7
January 21-23 Lesson 7; Lesson 7(exercises)
January 28-30 Lesson 8; Lesson8
February 4-6 Lesson 8(exercises); Quiz Lesson 7-8
February 11-13 Lesson 9; Lesson 9
February 18-20 Lesson 9 (exercises); General review (lesson 7-9)
February 25-27 Midterm 7-9; Chinese movie
March 4-6 Lesson 10; Lesson 10
March 8-14 Spring Break
March 18-20 Lesson 10 (exercises); Lesson 11
MARCH 19 LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW WITHOUT ACADEMIC PENALTY
March 25-27 Lesson 11; Lesson 11(exercises)
April 1-3 Quiz Lesson 10-11; Presentation
April 8-10 Presentation; General review (Lesson 7-11)
April 15-17 General review (Lesson 7-11)
April 22-24 General review (Lesson 7-11)
April 24 Written Final
April 29 Final Oral Exam (Outside Examiner)
Final Oral Exam: April 29, 2003
NOTE: More detailed assignments and due dates for assignments will be given in a separate handout.
LAST DAY TO DROP WITHOUT PENALTY: March 19, 2003
FINAL EXAMINATION: April 24, 2003.
Failure to take the final exam at the time, date, and place scheduled will result in a final grade of
"F". Exceptions must be requested in writing by the student, endorsed in writing by the Driller and
course Director, and approved, in writing, by the Department Chair.
Major emphasis on development of oral-aural skills. Reading and writing skills are developed
through the use of dictation, lab exercises, compositions, etc.
PURPOSE/RATIONALE: During the past twenty years, speaking a second, or foreign language
has become more important as a result of gradually increasing societal needs. This need has been
brought about by shifting economic forces, an increasing emphasis on internationalization of the
curriculum in American schools, and a growing awareness that the United States is an increasingly
Therefore, the purpose of this course is to give the student a foundation that will enable him/her to
handle everyday practical conversation in Chinese and, via the language learning experience, to
enhance the student's understanding of Chinese people and their culture.
This course proposes to introduce the student to practical use of the language as well as aspects of
the culture in order to promote an awareness of multicultural differences and similarities and in
general to broaden and extend the students' horizons.
By the end of the term, the student will be able to engage in short conversations on a limited
number of topics in appropriate social contexts. S/he will also be able to read and write short
passages in Chinese characters (Mandarin). Finally, the student will have been introduced to
Chinese people and culture. All four skills (listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and
writing) will be stressed. Vocabulary acquisition is particularly important.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES/COURSE OBJECTIVES:
At the end of the term, the student will be able to
1. Reproduce Chinese sound patterns
2. Understand and "produce" various Chinese vocabulary
3. Apply basic Chinese grammatical structures
4. Greet people and carry on short conversations on different topics
5. Read and write using Chinese characters
6. Read and compose sentences using Chinese characters
7. Demonstrate a familiarity with basic features of Chinese culture and "behavior"
ATTENDANCE: Attendance is required. Three absences (excused or unexcused) is the maximum
allowed. For each additional absence, 4 points will be deducted from the student's attendance
score. Arriving late or leaving before the class is dismissed may count as an absence.
METHOD OF EVALUATION: The final grade will be determined as follows:
Quizzes (4 @ 25 points each) 100
Mid-term evaluation 40
Final oral examination 60
Final written examination 60
Work must be done on time; no make-up exams will be allowed
Should you miss any graded assignment, no make-up will be allowed.
340-306=A; 305-272=B; 271-238=C; 237-204=D; 203 and below = F.
NOTE: Students are responsible for all announcements and assignments made during tutorial
sessions, even if not listed on the syllabus. Students must find out if any announcements or
assignments were made in class during their absences.
Assignments may not be made up. There are no make-up tests.
QUIZ 1 (25)___________________________________________
QUIZ 2 (25)___________________________________________
QUIZ 3 (25)___________________________________________
QUIZ 4 (25)___________________________________________
FINAL ORAL EXAMINATION (60)____________________
FINAL WRITTEN EXAMINATION (60)____________________
Total points ________ of 340
Letter grade ________
OBS: NO MAKE-UP ON ANY OF THE ABOVE.
SHOULD YOU BE LATE FOR CLASS AND/OR MISS A DAY WHEN EXAMINATION
TOOK PLACE, YOU WILL OBTAIN A 0. YOUR ONLY OPTION IS TO DOUBLE THE
NEXT EXAMINATION SCORE PROVIDED YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EXCUSE.
EXAMPLE: MISSING A 20 POINT QUIZ is 0, OR THE NEXT QUIZ WILL BE 40.