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FLC 141 - Elementary Chinese I

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
Development of the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing Chinese. Grammar analysis, classroom conversational practice and some exploration of the Chinese culture.
Competencies
  1. Produce memorized utterances and sequences in oral and written form.
    1. Respond to basic questions used in class, dealing with health, weather, and time in the affirmative or negative
    2. Repeat such basic questions and ask them of other students.
    3. Recite sequences, such as the alphabet, days of the week, months, seasons, and numbers
    4. Respond to visual clues dealing with colors, time, members of the family, rooms of the house, and articles of clothing
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills sufficient to meet some basic survival needs.
    1. Seek information
    2. Express confusion or lack of understanding
    3. Follow directions
    4. Make excuses and ask permission
  3. Demonstrate reading and writing skills sufficient to meet survival needs.
    1. Translate selected signs and announcements
    2. Follow selected written directions
  4. React, in a limited way, in a social situation without complications.
    1. Use appropriate greetings and leave-takings
    2. Use typical names and titles appropriately
    3. Give personal information in one-or-two sentence sequences
  5. Interpret, in written and oral form, a one-sentence structured question about real, personal experiences.
    1. Identify yes/no questions
    2. Identify questions which elicit information
    3. Distinguish between different grammatical structures used to create questions.
  6. Answer in one sentence, in written and oral form, a structured question about real, personal experiences
    1. Choose appropriate subject and verb forms to create a response.
    2. Select appropriate verbs for responses to specific questions
    3. Vary responses without changing meaning
  7. Ask, in written and oral form, a structured question about real, personal experiences.
    1. Choose appropriate subject and verb forms to create a question.
    2. Create questions using different grammatical constructions
    3. Use intonation as an interrogative form
  8. Show, in oral form, some spontaneity and creative language use in response to an oral or written question or a situation or visual
    1. Respond realistically to basic questions used in class.
    2. Manipulate memorized material to fit a situation
    3. Give a one-sentence description of items using color and size.
    4. give one-word or one sentence answers to factual questions based on cultural information
    5. Express likes and dislikes in single sentences
    6. Express agreement and disagreement with others’ likes and dislikes.
  9. Demonstrate, in written form, some spontaneity and creative language used in response to an oral or written question or a situation or visual.
    1. Respond realistically to basic questions used in class.
    2. Manipulate memorized material to fit a situation.
    3. give a one-sentence description of items using color and size.
    4. Give one-word or one-sentence answers to factual questions based on cultural information
    5. Express likes and dislikes in single sentences
    6. Express agreement and disagreement with others’ likes and dislikes.
  10. Produce, in written form, a limited description of two-four single sentences about the known and concrete environment, given a topic or visual aid.
    1. Display knowledge of basic vocabulary about the everyday world.
    2. Manipulate grammatical constructions to fit a situation.
    3. Make necessary agreements with subjects, verbs, and adjectives.
  11. Produce, orally, a limited description of two-four single sentences about the known and concrete environment, given a topic or visual aid.
    1. Display knowledge of basic vocabulary about the everyday world.
    2. Manipulate grammatical constructions to fit a situation
    3. Make necessary agreements with subjects, verbs, and adjectives.
    4. Use accurate intonation and pronunciation at a novice level
  12. Write English language equivalents to selected short passages in the target language.
  13. Distinguish meaning from selected listening comprehension passages in the target language.
    1. Listen to selections in the target language.
    2. Identify correct responses to questions
  14. Demonstrate academic self-discipline
    1. Meet assigned deadlines
    2. Attend class regularly



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