HSK 5 Advanced Mandarin Fall Quarter

CHIN 900

HSK 5 Advanced Mandarin 1 is the first of a three-quarter series (HSK 5 Mandarin 1, 2, 3) of Advanced Mandarin language and culture. The main goal for this course is to help students get prepared for the HSK 5 test. The…

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HSK 5 Advanced Mandarin 1 is the first of a three-quarter series (HSK 5 Mandarin 1, 2, 3) of Advanced Mandarin language and culture. The main goal for this course is to help students get prepared for the HSK 5 test. The communicative Language Teaching Approach method will be used in this course. This broad and dynamic method emphasizes communication for real-life situations. It will develop linguistic fluency in an interactive way. In class, student will be engaged in communicative activities in Mandarin. Therefore, students must prepare using on-line materials, as well as put time and effort into mastering it before coming to class for participating enthusiastically in a variety of oral activities in groups and pairs. The on-line portion of the course is a requirement and students must have access to a computer and the Internet in order to complete the on-line portion. Thus, face-to-face Mandarin class will be centered on helping students to develop communicative competence in all four skill areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as cultural competence. These activities also will give an opportunity for students to practice grammatical structures, acquire vocabulary, and to build up cultural insights in an analytical manner by examining information, events and ideas from a broader perspective. The HSK 5 Mandarin course will be conducted completely in Mandarin – if students have questions in English, they will be able to ask the instructor during break or after class.

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