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Estimated Completion Time

2 segments/36 weeks


Mandarin Chinese 2 enables the students to further develop the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing of Mandarin Chinese at a more advanced level. Students are immersed in Chinese culture as virtual exchange students in China. Virtual excursions from one Chinese city to another expand their vocabulary helping them learn to interact with others and use appropriate terms to communicate in various everyday situations.

Course Requirements

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, VLACS guides students to reflect on their learning and to evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of self-checks and practice problems, worksheets, assignments, discussion based assessments, collaborative assessments, pre-tests and practice tests, quizzes, discussions, hands-on activities, and module and semester exams. Instructors evaluate progress and provide interventions through the variety of assessments built into a course, as well as through contact with the student in other venues.

Major Topics and Concepts


Module 1:

  • School Life
  • Introductions and Greetings
  • School Subjects and Supplies
  • Time Telling
  • Interrogative Phrases
  • Comparatives and Superlatives
  • Conjunctive Adverbs
  • School Systems in China
  • Tiananmen Square
  • The Ming Tomb
  • The Temple of Heaven
  • The Summer Palace

Module 2:

  • Sports and Leisure Activities
  • Sporting Events
  • Leisure Activities
  • Health and Fitness
  • Locations and Directions
  • Invitations
  • Expressing feelings and opinions
  • Character Writing
  • Shaolin Monk

Module 3:

  • Occupations
  • Occupations and Skills
  • Job Fairs
  • Indicators of Time
  • Chinese Business Culture
  • Chinese Character Writing
  • Foreign Languages in China

Module 4:

  • Travel
  • Making Travel Arrangements
  • Provinces in China
  • Transportation
  • Weather
  • Chinese Character Writing

Credits 1

Competency Group Overview

Meets elective credit



Mandarin Chinese 1

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