Intermediate Putonghua for Non-Chinese Language Background Students
CORE 1412 is a three-credit, one-semester core course offered to non-Chinese background students who have learned Chinese for up to 150 tuition hours. Students attend three hours of class and complete up to six hours of out-of-class work, per week. The course is offered in Fall and Spring semesters. The course focuses on listening and speaking. The course prepares students for an intermediate-level understanding of spoken Chinese and equips them with strong communicative competence in using Chinese in social and professional situations. After completing the course, students’ listening and speaking skills will be enhanced, and they will be able to participate in complete, coherent and appropriate conversations on topics relating to daily life, study and work.