CORE 1415

Intermediate Reading and Writing for Non-Chinese Language Background Students

Exclusion(s) CORE 1412, CORE 1413, CORE 1416, CORE 1421, CORE 1422, CORE 1423, LANG 1117, LANG 1123 (prior to 2022-23), LANG 1124 (prior to 2022-23), LANG 1125 (prior to 2022-23), LANG 1126 (prior to 2022-23), LANG 1127 (prior to 2022-23)

CORE 1415 is a three-credit, one semester core course designed for students with a non-Chinese language background who have learned Chinese for less than 100 tuition hours. Students attend up to three hours of class and complete up to six hours of out-of-class work, per week. This course aims to enhance students’ ability to recognize and write Chinese characters, and to help develop their understanding of written Chinese and writing competence in using Chinese in daily life and social situations. After successfully completing the course, students will be able to recognize and write commonly used Chinese characters, understand narrative, expository and basic argumentative texts, and write short passages for daily life and social purposes.