About CHIN 052 B

A continuation of CHIN 051 designed to help students finish learning basic Chinese grammar and gain more vocabulary for daily communication purposes. Prerequisite: CHIN 051 or equivalent.


Prereqs enforced by the system: CHIN 051 or instructor permission; Open to Degree and CDE students; Fourth Hour Required Online

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Section Description

CHIN 052 “Intermediate Chinese II” is the 2nd semester of the 2nd Year College Chinese at UVM. 1) Based on what is learned in CHIN 001, CHIN 002, and CHIN 051, students will continue to develop communicative competence in Chinese for common everyday purposes and lay a good foundation for learning Chinese at a more advanced level. 2) Understand more basic Chinese grammatical concepts, functions, and structures of the following: the comparison sentence structure; the resultative complement; the directional complement; the potential complement; the existential sentence; the notional passive voice; the passive voice with bèi (被), jiào (叫), or rang (让); the ba (把) sentence; the interrogative pronouns of general denotation; compound and complex sentences formed by combining short sentences with conjunctions. 3) Be aware of Chinese cultural connotations imbedded in texts.

Section Expectation

Students are expected to meet three times a week in class and do online practice during the week. A typical week includes: 1) Monday (face-to-face): New words and expressions and major grammatical concepts; 2) Wednesday (face-to-face): Rhythmic verse recitation, meaningful and communicative practice; 3) Thursday (online): Online practice and translation homework; 4) Friday (face-to-face): Interactive practice and weekly quiz. Textbook: Essential College Chinese Book 2, published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press and Phoenix Tree Publishing Company, ISBN 9781625753106


Attendance, homework, quizzes, and final exam.

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