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Greetings from the Chinese Program! If you plan to study Chinese, you have made an excellent decision. Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken first language in the world. China is one of the United States' largest trading partners, and many U.S. companies do business in China. In addition, China has one of the oldest and richest cultures in the world.
At Coker College, you can begin your study of Mandarin under the supervision of experienced and enthusiastic faculty. Then you can expand your knowledge and understanding on a study abroad program. Join the adventure! Study Mandarin Chinese!
101 Elementary Chinese I
102 Elementary Chinese II (LA-CDV) [ 3 SH EACH ]
These courses provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the Mandarin Chinese language. They emphasize pronunciation (using the Pinyin system of Romanization), vocabulary and elements of grammar needed to develop communicative competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese at a basic level with accuracy and confidence. Basic concepts of Chinese culture are included. In order to rise to the next level language course in the language sequence, all students must have a minimum progression grade of C minus.

1012 Intensive Elementary Chinese (LA-CDV) [ 6 SH ]
This course presents the material from CHI101 and CHI102 in a one-semester format. The course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the Mandarin Chinese language. It emphasizes pronunciation (using the Pinyin system of Romanization), vocabulary and elements of grammar needed to develop communicative competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese at a basic level with accuracy and confidence. Basic concepts of Chinese culture are included.

135 The Culture of China (LA-CDV) [ 3 SH ]
This is an introductory course to Chinese culture. China is a multiethnic country, with a total of fifty-six different ethnic groups or nationalities, and Chinese culture has developed over five thousand years. This course will examine how the cultural exchange and intercultural communication between the different ethnic groups and nationalities have constituted Chinese culture and will also introduce Chinese customs, values, beliefs, taboos and language, including Chinese cuisine, calligraphy, gongfu and performing arts, and ancient architecture. In addition, the course will explore the historic role of China in the global context. No prior knowledge of Chinese language or culture is required.

2012 Intensive Intermediate Chinese [ 6 SH ]
This is the intensive intermediate level course in Mandarin Chinese. As the continuation of Elementary Chinese, this course focuses on reinforcing four language skills, speaking, listening, reading, and writing, in order to enhance the students’ oral and written communication. Advanced study of Chinese culture is included.
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