CHNS 3204

Intermed Chinese

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed a rigorous one-year college course in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese, or its equivalent. While many of the linguistic tasks students will learn to handle are similar to those of Level I, the level of language required to carry out these tasks is more advanced. In this course, students will be required to comprehend and produce paragraph-level Chinese.

Rigorous practice of spoken and written Chinese in complex communicative activities will be complemented by intensive drills to fine-tune pronunciation, expand vocabulary, and internalize more complex grammatical constructions. Students will also do intensive reading of expository writings on a variety of cultural topics. This course is conducted in Mandarin Chinese.

Course readings and handouts (PDF) will be posted on the course website.
All the studying materials are in simplified characters, with glossing in both traditional characters and simplified.

Recommended Dictionaries: Deng, G., Ed., A New English-Chinese Dictionary, University of Washington Press; Deng, G., Ed., A New Chinese-English Dictionary, University of Washington Press.
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Summer 2024 Language Schools

CHNS3204A-L24 Lecture (Gao)

Summer 2023 Language Schools

CHNS3204A-L23 Lecture (Gao)

Summer 2022 Language Schools

CHNS3204A-L22 Lecture (Gao)

Summer 2021 Language Schools

CHNS3204A-L21 Lecture (Gao)

Summer 2020 Language Schools

CHNS3204A-L20 Lecture (Gao)

Summer 2019 Language Schools

CHNS3204A-L19 Lecture (Chiu)

Summer 2018 Language Schools

CHNS3204A-L18 Lecture (Chiu)

Summer 2017 Language Schools

CHNS3204A-L17 Lecture (Yang)

Summer 2016 Language Schools

CHNS3204A-L16 Lecture (Yang)

Summer 2015 Language Schools

CHNS3204A-L15 Lecture (Yang)

Summer 2014 Language Schools

CHNS3204A-L14 Lecture (Yang, Cai, Cui, Ji, Li, Wang, Wu, Yeh)

Summer 2013

CHNS3204A-L13 Lecture (Zhang, Chiu, Cui, Wu, Wu, Yang, Zhao, Zheng)

Summer 2012

CHNS3204A-L12 Lecture (Zhang, Cui, Harris, Liu, Liu, Lu, Pelzl, Wu, Yang, Yuan)

Summer 2011

CHNS3204A-L11 Lecture (Bao, Chang, Chen, Cui, Hou, Jiang, Pelzl, Qian, Shu, Yuan, Zhang)

Summer 2010

CHNS3204A-L10 Lecture (Zhang, Chang, Cui, Huang, Li, Lin, Wang, Xiu, Yuan, Zhang, Zhang)

Summer 2009

CHNS3204A-L09 Lecture (Zhang, Chang, Chen, Cui, Diao, Liu, Su, Yuan, Zhang)

Summer 2008

CHNS3204A-L08 Lecture (Zhang, Chen, Feng, Wang, Wen, Wu, Xie, Yuan, Zhang)

Summer 2007

CHNS3204A-L07 Lecture (Zhang, Chang, Chen, Cui, Lin, Wang, Wen, Xiao, Zhu)

Summer 2006

CHNS3204A-L06 Lecture (Wang, Hu)

Summer 2005

CHNS3204A-L05 Lecture (Liu, Chen, Hu, Lin, Ru, Wang, Yang, Zhang)

Summer 2004

CHNS3204A-L04 Lecture (Liu)