Intermediate Chinese for Background Speakers A
Area of Study
Asian Studies, Chinese
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course provides an intermediate level program in Chinese language (Mandarin) study for background speakers (from an environment where Chinese, whether Mandarin, Cantonese or any other dialect is or has been used). It is open to students who have acquired a basic level of spoken Chinese and a working knowledge of no less than six hundred characters in their first year of study, or for those students who enter the Chinese language program with an equivalent knowledge of Chinese characters. In this course, you will improve your Chinese skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and will make significant gains in the acquisition of vocabulary and grammar. In addition, you will gain some knowledge in Chinese culture and history. Work on the Internet is coordinated with class work in lectures and tutorials.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.