In this course students will study the last five chapters of Level 2, Part one of Integrated Chinese. The course will continue to expand students’ vocabulary and sentence structures, including approximately 150 new phrases and over 25 grammar structures. Through a more profound and comprehensive approach, topics covered in previous Chinese courses will be reinforced and advanced to a higher level, enabling students to give descriptions and comments, to present reasons and arguments in a more critical and skillful manner.
Students will be able to address practical topics more proficiently and skillfully, such as discussing the pros and cons of living on and off campus, to describing different kinds of living spaces, to describe shopping preferences and criteria and to explain whether your family members have an influence on your choice of major and career path. Cultural difference will be further addressed through practices of tone of speech, such as expressing politely a dissenting opinion, disagreeing tactfully, present your arguments with rhetorical questions.
Success in your classes will depend on your commitment to regular review and practice. TBC has a language tutor program (available free of charge) and you are strongly encouraged to make regular appointments with your assigned language tutor, to review vocabulary and practice writing and reading. You should expect to spend no less than an additional 6 hours per week on revision and practice.