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Fall 2015 Chinese Language Courses

 

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Level 1: Introductory Chinese block1


Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

August 20 - October 12, 2015 (14 sessions); No class on Sept.7, Oct.8 (WMD)

Location: NC State University Centennial Campus, Engineering Building 2, Room 1220

890 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

Instructor: TBA

Minimum Enrollment: 5

Course Status: Open for Enrollment

Registration Fee: General $150 / Current NCSU Students $100 

This course is a beginning level course of Mandarin Chinese designed for students without any Chinese Language background. Introductory Chinese will provide you with a rudimentary knowledge of the Mandarin phonetic system (Pinyin), pronunciation, tones, the writing system, daily vocabulary, and basic sentence structure. Speaking and Listening practice will be emphasized in this course. Students will learn how to greet, ask for names, ask for nationality, ask about the address, ask the date etc.

 


 

Level 2: Elementary Chinese (I) block2


Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

October 15 – December 7, 2015 (14 sessions); No class on Nov.23, Nov.26 (WMD)

Location: NC State University Centennial Campus, Engineering Building 2, Room 1229

890 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

Instructor: TBA

Minimum Enrollment: 5

Course Status: Open for Enrollment

Registration Fee: General $150 / Current NCSU Students $100 

This course is designed for those who have completed Introductory Chinese or the equivalent (30 class hrs). This course will help students improve their vocabulary, enhance their Chinese speaking, listening, writing and reading abilities. At the completion of the course, students will be able to use Chinese to ask for price, order dishes in a restaurant, change money in a bank, borrow books in a library , etc. Students are expected to make short conversations related to daily life.

 


 

Level 3: Elementary Chinese (II) block1


Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

August 20 - October 12, 2015 (14 sessions); No class on Sept.7, Oct.8 (WMD)

Location: NC State University Centennial Campus, Engineering Building 2, Room 1220

890 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

Instructor: TBA

Minimum Enrollment: 5

Course Status: Open for Enrollment

Registration Fee: General $150 / Current NCSU Students $100 

Designed for those who have completed Elementary Chinese (I) or the equivalent (60 class hrs). This course will help students improve speaking and comprehension of complex topics related to everyday situations, and improve character recognition skills. Extra support and guidance will be offered to those who would like to improve Chinese character reading and writing skills. At the completion of the course, students will be able to use Chinese to rent an apartment, describe physical condition when visiting a doctor, get a haircut, talk about study life, talk about study methods, etc. In addition, Chinese culture will be introduced through this language experience. The completion of this course will equalize to HSK level 2.

 


 

Level 4: Intermediate Chinese block2


Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

October 15 – December 7, 2015 (14 sessions); No class on Nov.23, Nov.26 (WMD)

Location: NC State University Centennial Campus, Engineering Building 2, Room 1229

890 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

Instructor: TBA

Minimum Enrollment: 5

Course Status: Open for Enrollment

Registration Fee: General $150 / Current NCSU Students $100 

Designed for those who have completed Elementary Chinese (II) or the equivalent, have grasped several hundred Chinese words, and can communicate basic ideas in Chinese.  This course will help you to be more fluent in spoken language, increase Chinese character recognition and learn more grammar to be able to construct sentences.

 


 

Level 5: Advanced Topics block1+2


Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

August 25 - December 1, 2015 (14 sessions); No class on Nov.24 (WMD)

Location: NC State University Centennial Campus, Engineering Building 2, Room 1220

890 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

Instructor: TBA

Minimum Enrollment: 5

Course Status: Confirmed | Open for Enrollment

Registration Fee: General $150 / Current NCSU Students $100 

Designed for advanced learners whose interests extend beyond conventional textbook topics. This course will chose some hot topics to focus on. The topics are related to daily life, such as sports, movies, Chinese Calligraphy, etc. Attendants will learn some specialized vocabulary, have a general knowledge of China and Chinese people and can demonstrate their own opinions about these topics.

 


 

Chinese Food & Cooking


Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

September 8 - 29, 2015 (8 sessions)

Location:  Sessions 1 & 3: NC State University Centennial Campus, Engineering Building 2, Room 1229

890 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

Sessions 2 & 4: NC State University, Schaub Food Science Building, Kitchen

400 Dan Allen Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

Instructor: Sasha Miao rmiao@ncsu.edu

Enrollment: 6-15

Course Status: Open for Enrollment

Registration Fee: General $100

Are you interested in learning how to make simple, healthy Chinese food? This interactive class will help you learn to appreciate the history of Chinese food, how to prepare simple dishes and the benefits of Chinese food. This class consists of 2 classroom sessions and two sessions in the kitchen learning to prepare and taste Chinese food. This class will be limited to 15 people so it can be more interactive.

 


 

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Conversational Chinese


Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

May 19 - July 28, 2015 (10 sessions), No Class on June 30

Location: NC State Centennial Campus, Engineering Building 2, Room 1220

890 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606


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Instructor: Peng Gordh bugsbugme@nc.rr.com

Minimum Enrollment: 5

Course Status: Open for Enrollment

Registration Fee: $100

This course is intended to develop the participants’ oral skills for self-expression at the elementary - intermediate level of Chinese. Guided practice in conversation is led by the course instructor to enhance practical communicative competence. This course will also develop participants’ cultural awareness by introducing general topics on Chinese culture, society, history, and economy. Course materials will be provided.

 


 

Chinese Characters (Hanzi)

Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

May 21 - July 30, 2015 (10 sessions), No Class on July 2

Location: NC State Centennial Campus, Engineering Building 2, Room 1220

890 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606


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Instructor: Peng Gordh bugsbugme@nc.rr.com

Minimum Enrollment: 5

Course Status: Canceled

Registration Fee: $100

For a language without an alphabet, ever wondered how Chinese characters (Hanzi) came about? This course is designed for those who have interests in learning Chinese characters (Hanzi). As opposed to mainly focusing on verbal communication, this course will introduce Chinese characters (Hanzi) to promote better understanding of the deeper meaning of the Chinese language. Students will learn the origin and the evolution of characters familiarize themselves with the formation of characters, master basic skills to recognize characters, and deduce the meaning of unknown characters according to the context. The in-class exercises will also help students consolidate their learning of pronunciation, vocabulary, syntax, etc. Course materials will be provided.

 


 


 

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