In Chinese III, the students will continue to expand their abilities in various aspects of Chinese Mandarin learning. They will continue to build up their knowledge in vocabulary, sentence patterns, and grammar points in communicative contexts. They will also enhance their Chinese Mandarin listening and speaking skills such as pronunciations and intonations. The students will learn more in-depth Chinese reading and writing strategies and skills. Their Chinese reading abilities and efficiency will be greatly improved and they will be able to write in Chinese in various formats such as journal, letter, invitation, and essay. The students’ knowledge and skills in writing simplified Chinese characters will also be enriched and fortified.
In this course, the students will learn more about the essential Chinese culture knowledge including the origins, history, anecdotes, and etiquette for various cultural settings, events, or occasions. They will also gain the ability to compare and contrast the Chinese culture with their own cultures in many different aspects.