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CHIN 201
Intermediate Chinese Fall 2020
Division I

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These two courses are designed to consolidate the foundations built in Basic Chinese and continue developing students’ skills in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Upon completion of the courses, students should be able to speak Chinese with fluency on everyday topics, reach a literacy level of 1000 characters (approximately 1200 common words written in both traditional and simplified characters), read materials written in simple standard written Chinese, and produce both orally and in writing short compositions on everyday topics. Conducted in Mandarin.
The Class: Format: lecture; Students will do dialog performance and communicative exercises in the speaking/listening classes. We will do read-aloud, questions and answers in the reading/writing classes. All classes are conducted online and in the synchronous mode to maximize teacher-student and student-student interactions.
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 2097
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: classroom performance, homework, daily quizzes, regular written and oral unit tests, and a final exam (including both oral and written portions)
Prerequisites: CHIN 102 or permission of instructor. Students who have never taken a Chinese language course at Williams should take the Chinese Placement Test in GLOW before pre-registering in this course.
Enrollment Preferences: priorities will be given to first-year students and sophomores, then to juniors and seniors.
Distributions: Division I

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