is designed for students studying Chinese (Mandarin) as a second or
language. Students will build their vocabulary and become
with basic sentence structures. In addition, students will
develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Students are expected to carry out real life communication at an
level upon completion of this course (two semesters). Culture embedded
in the language will also be introduced.
be more specific, students will attain approximately the Novice-High
level on the ACTFL/ETS proficiency scale:
|Listening: Able to
understand short, learned utterances and some sentence-length
utterances, particularly where context strongly supports understanding
speech is clearly audible. May require
repetition, rephrasing and/or a slowed rate of speech for comprehension.
Speaking: Able to
satisfy partially the requirements of basic communicative
exchanges by relying heavily on learned utterances but occasionally
these through simple recombination of their elements. Can ask
questions or make statements involving learned material.
Reading: Where vocabulary has been learned, can
read for instructional and
directional purposes standardized messages, phrases or expressions,
items on menu, schedules, timetables, maps, and signs.
Writing: Able to write simple fixed expressions
and limited memorized material
and some recombinations thereof.. Can
supply information on simple forms and documents.
Yao and Yuehua Liu: Integrated Chinese (Level I, Part I).
Cheng & Tsui Company 2009, 3rd edition
1 Text Lesson 1-8
will be covered this semester.
2 Character Workbook
Vol 3 Workbook
books are available at Campus
English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary , Oxford
East Chinese-English Dictionary , NY: US
Publishing Inc. 1992
East English-Chinese Pinyin Dictionary, NY: U.S.
International Publishing Inc, 2004 (www.usipusa.com)
Audio files accompanying the textbook and workbook are
available online at
you can also access through the instructor’s homepage or
the elearning website.
This course is designed for students with no prior
Anyone who has the
abilities in listening, speaking, reading and/or writing Chinese
have to take a placement test to be placed into the approprite class
this is an intensive course, and language learning is a cumulative
it is essential for students to come to class and practice their
Students are allowed to have four unexcused absences.
additional unexcused absence after the 4th will result in 1 point
the final score.
punctual. If you are late to class, you will not be
given extra time to complete the exams and quizzes. If you are
more than 5 minutes late three times without your instructor's consent,
they will be counted as absence. If you are more than 30 minutes
late, it will be considered as one absence. If
you leave 10 minutes earlier before the class is over
instructor’s permission, it is counted as one absence as well.
You may be
the class only if you
provide documented evidence, such as a note
from the doctor, accident report, receipt for car repair etc.
you are late or miss class for any reason, it is your responsibility to
your instructor or ask your classmates to know what you have missed and
you need to do.
will be judged by their daily
performance in class. Students are
expected to preview lessons, and prepare for classroom
Since this is a 5 credit course, students are expected to study for at
least 2 hours every day. Sleeping, talking, or doing
the class is
as disengaged from class activities. Any
absence is considered as no
participation on the absent day. Grading criteria for class
participation will be on an 8 point scale:
8 = excellent performance
(including excellent preparation of the Situational Responses); high level of fluency and accuracy
7 = very good /strong performance (including
very good preparation of the Situational Responses);
with some minor weak areas; memorized most
materials; no need to refer to textbook
6 = good performance (including full
preparation of the Situational Responses); with some weakness;
materials; occasional need to refer to textbook
5 = fair performance (including partial
preparation of the Situational Responses); weak in major area;
limited materials; frequent need to refer to textbook
4 = poor performance
very limited preparation of the Situational Responses); weak in most
refer constantly to textbook
3 = completely unprepared or
class activities (no preparation of the
= absent; or any
interrupts to the lecture
are encouraged to participate in Chinese Conversation Hour during the
semester. 0.2 points per session will be added to the final
score. Students can receive up to 1.00
point for the semester.
class please do not eat or chew gum and also turn off all electronic
devices—Cell phones, computers, PDAs, I-pods, etc. If
Students use any of the above devices she/he will be asked to leave.
homework assignments are
due at the beginning of class on the due date. If homework is
turned in at the end of class, it will be checked but not graded. No homework will
be accepted after the due dates indicated on your assigment sheet. Any missing homework
be graded as 0.
In case you must miss class on
the day that an assignment is due, turn it in ahead of time.
||Quizzes & Tests
online quizzes on Sakai E-learning website. No.make-up for any on-line quizzes. It is the student's responsibility to find a working
computer to take the online quizzes. You can do the online quizzes at
the language lab (M-F,
1317 Turlington). In-class
quizzes will be given from time to time. The instructor will
announce quiz date in class in advance. Normally, there
a test after every two lessons.
is an online Course Management
System (CMS) to support study in and outside of class. Students are
required to check
the E-learning CMS for the weekly
course schedule, class and homework assignments, online quizzes and
- Make-up tests, quizzes, homework, and
oral presentations (individual and group) are onlystrictly to those with valid proof of illness,
emergency and approved school activities. Official proof must be
provided for the exact absent day. Pre-arranged make-ups are only
for official activities, not for personal activities.
- In addition to an official
document, the instructor must be contacted by
email before the class time and
a make-up section must be scheduled within three class days after the student’s return to class. It is important
not to miss the group presentations as other members in the group can
be affected. Also see Attendance.
|Chinese Speaking Policy in Class
speak only Chinese
in class. You will sign an honor
pledge regarding speaking only Chinese
class. You will have to ask permission
to speak English, if it becomes absolutely necessary.
Cheating will not
students found in violation of the student honor code will be reported
university officials. Please refer to the University
of Florida Student Honor Code.
attendance & participation
Tests (Lesson 7 Test is 5%)
Test & Class Oral Presentations
of Semester Group Oral Presentation
100 = A
90 - 92 = A-
87 - 89
83 - 86 = B
80 - 82
77 - 79
73 - 76
70 - 72 = C-
67 - 69
63 - 66 = D
60 - 62
59 or less = E
IMPORTANT NOTE: A
grade of C or better is considered a passing grade.
Students receiving grades below C(includingC-,D+, D, D- and E) will not
be permitted to move on to CHI1131 Beginning Chinese 2.
Students requesting classroom
first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of
Office will provide documentation to the students who must then provide
this documentation to the instructor when request accommodation.