CHIN 202
Intermediate Chinese II Spring 2025
Division I

Class Details

Intermediate Chinese I & II are designed to consolidate the foundations built in Basic Chinese and continue developing students’ skills in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and intercultural communication. 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. Students will continue to improve reading proficiency in both simplified and traditional characters. Conducted in Mandarin.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 3774
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: attendance and active participation, daily homework and quizzes, regular written and oral unit tests, essays, and a final exam.
Prerequisites: CHIN 201 or permission of instructor. Students who have never taken a Chinese language course at Williams should complete the Chinese Placement Evaluation in GLOW before registering for this course.
Enrollment Preferences: Priorities will be given to current or prospective majors in the Department of Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, first-year students and sophomores, then to juniors and seniors.
Distributions: Division I

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