The University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler   •   Longview   •   Palestine
A centerpiece for learning,
culture and natural beauty
Random Image Alt Text

Foreign Languages

Chinese Course Descriptions

CHIN 1611: Accelerated Chinese I

Designed for students having no exposure to Chinese, this course offers 6 credit hours a semester to accelerate student learning. It emphasizes speaking, listening, and reading skills along with a focus on basic grammar and development of vocabulary.

CHIN 2611: Accelerated Chinese II

Designed for students who have completed at least 6 hours of Chinese or the equivalents, this course offers 6 credit hours to accelerate student learning. It emphasizes speaking, listening, and reading skills along with a focus on advanced grammar and vocabulary.

CHIN 1411 Beginning Chinese I

Beginning Chinese I is designed for the student having little or no exposure to the Chinese language. This course concentrates on developing the skills of: listening comprehension; speaking, reading; and writing. Class conversation is a key element in the instruction. Course also includes basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and culture. Lecture/discussion. Not open to native speakers.

CHIN 1412 Beginning Chinese II

Continued study of modern Standard Chinese for students who have had the equivalent of one semester of college Chinese. Basic skills are emphasized, including elementary Mandarin pronunciation, grammar, and orthography (in both Pinyin and characters). Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: Credit or a grade of C or better in CHIN 1411 or consent of instructor.

CHIN 2311 Intermediate Chinese I

This course further develops the four basic language skills, with an emphasis on listening and speaking the acquisition of 300 simplified Chinese characters for short writing assignments on topics used in the textbook. Students will be able to recognize 650 characters by the end of this course. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: CHIN 1412 or permission of the instructor.

CHIN 2312 Intermediate Chinese II

This course further develops the four basic language skills, with an emphasis on listening and speaking and the acquisition of 300 simplified Chinese characters for short writing assignments on topics used in the textbook. Students will be able to recognize 900 characters by the end of this course. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: CHIN 2311.

©