CHIN& 223 Chinese VI • 5 Cr.


Reviews and expands basic, first-year Chinese skills. Increases understanding of Chinese culture and society, grammar, expand vocabulary, and improves productive and receptive language skills within a cultural context. Recommended: CHIN& 222 or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • By the end of this course, students will be able to engage in conversations about various issues in society.
  • They will have acquired enough vocabulary and expressions to talk about family life, equality of the sexes, health and insurance, education, guns and crime, ethical treatment of animals, and environmental protection.
  • They will be able to demonstrate understanding of multiple attributives, reduplication of measure words, resultative complements, directional complements, and various other grammatical patterns.
  • They will also be able to demonstrate understanding of sentence structures and Chinese word order issues beyond those introduced in the previous quarter.
  • They will also be able to do group discussions and other types of oral projects.
  • They will be able to recognize 300 new characters that make up at least 500 compounded new words.
  • With the help of a dictionary, they will be able to read simple short stories and some parts of Chinese newspapers.
  • They will be able to write essays with characters, phonetic symbols or both on various topics.