CHIN& 222 Chinese V • 5 Cr.


Reviews and expands basic, first-year Chinese skills. Increases understanding of Chinese culture, grammar, expands vocabulary, improves productivity and receptive language skills within a cultural context. Covers both traditional and simplified characters and practices using Chinese in authentic situations. Recommended: CHIN& 221 or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Engage in conversations about a moderately broad range of topics.
  • Acquired enough vocabulary and expressions to talk about boyfriends, methods of traveling, vacation destinations, sports, the origin of Chinese holidays, the influence of movies and television, writing letters, and mailing letters and parcels at the post office.
  • Demonstrate understanding of rhetorical questions, potential complements, more resultative complements and directional complements, ways of making comparisons, special structures found only in the written language, and various other grammatical patterns.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Chinese word order issues beyond those introduced in the previous quarter.
  • Participate in group discussions and other types of oral projects.
  • Recognize 300 new characters that make up at least 500 compounded new words.
  • Read simple short stories with the help of a dictionary.
  • Write essays with characters, phonetic symbols or both on various topics.