Conversational Chinese II W18 (CHIN*1290) | College of Arts

Conversational Chinese II W18 (CHIN*1290)

Code and section: CHIN*1290*01

Term: Winter 2018

Instructor: tba



Course objectives:

This course further expands listening and speaking skills by systematically introducing grammatical points from the simple to the more complex using Pinyin, the Chinese phonetic alphabet system.

Learning outcomes:

  • Master “Putonghua” (Mandarin) pronunciation and intonation.
  • Master more than 1,000 commonly used words, and 80 essential grammatical points.
  • Capable of carrying on conversations on 40 topics of daily life situations.




This course is restricted to students who are not fluent in Mandarin Chinese


  • Intensive Spoken Chinese 口语速成
  • CD for the text conversations

Method of presentation:

  • The course will teach only the essential and ensure plenty of practice.
  • Active student participation is vitally important to a successful experience of learning the language.
  • Pre-class preparation and after-class review of the materials are essential to achieving the learning outcomes.

Evaluation method:


Calendar course descriptions with pre-requisites and restrictions can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar