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Readings in Modern Chinese (W)
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Articles to be selected by the instructor after an assessment of the general language proficiency and course objectives of class members is made.

There will be a minimum of six (6) articles included in this semester.

Learning Activities:

A variety of learning activities will be designed and assigned to achieve language application skills.

Preparation, using vocabulary, structure, study activity supplements to each selection, before each session is required


Far East Chinese-English Dictionay, The Far East Book Company

Ci Hai (Any Edition)

Comprehension Skills (Fall) Video Laboratory Work. ( See detailed schedule)
Independent Studies (Spring)


Course Contents:

  1. Four skills: Listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  2. Dictionary usage
  3. Language application
Homework Assignments:

A variety of wring report is required for each selection, upon its completion. Preparation, using supplementary materials, for each session is required.

Go to instructor's page: C. P. Sobelman



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