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Intermediate Chinese III

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Course overview

In this high-intermediate level course, participants read selections from modern Chinese literature--essays, short stories and newspaper articles. Conversation and writing exercises, using Chinese characters, are based upon reading materials. Grammar include adverbs; particles; the "a" structure; "chule... yiwai"; notional passive sentences; the interrogative pronouns of general denotation; "bei" sentences; and "budan..., erqie..." Chinese culture is addressed through song, poetry, literature andarticles. .

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Syllabus, Graduate School, USDA Learning Outcome
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able understand complex grammatical patterns, to more easily read modern Chinese literature and to speak with greater fluency.

Major topics covered in the course include
  • adverbs;
  • particles;
  • 'a' structure and sentences;
  • "chule... yiwai;"
  • notional passive sentences;
  • interrogative pronouns of general denotation;
  • 'bei' sentences;
  • "budan...;
  • and "erqie...."
Vocabulary topics will include
  • poetry,
  • literature,
  • Chinese culture and holidays.
Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, presentations, tests and final examination.
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