ASIANLAN 408 - Advanced Reading and Writing Chinese II
Winter 2019, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Not intended for native speakers of Chinese.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is one of the two courses in the Advanced Reading and Writing Chinese series. The course guides students to read through selected texts of various styles and understand its content with analysis of its linguistic features. Students also writes frequently about the content of the texts they learn and also write freely using the vocabulary and patterns they learn. This course can be taken independently or simultaneously with another two-credit Advanced Spoken Chinese II. This course also does not require the completion of ASIANLAN 407. Upon completion of this course, students will improve their Chinese competence in reading a variety of genres of Chinese materials. They are expected to gradually acquire the ability to read original Chinese materials like educated native speakers with the help of a Chinese dictionary. Students will also improve their writing skills in producing more sophisticated texts in narrative, descriptive, persuasive and expository styles. In addition, students will be trained to enhance their sensitivity to the formal-informal distinction that is the most prominent feature at the advanced level.

Course Requirements:

Reading assignments, short essays, final reading test, final paper, attendance, participation

Intended Audience:

This course is open to both non-heritage and heritage track students who have completed the third-year Chinese courses. Not open to native speakers of Chinese.


ASIANLAN 408 - Advanced Reading and Writing Chinese II
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001 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
1/9/19 - 4/23/19

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