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Course Outline - CHIN 290 - Heritage Mandarin Chinese III



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2022 Fall (1227)

Heritage Mandarin Chinese III

Cynthia Xie   

Burnaby Mountain Campus

Calendar Objective/Description

Heritage Mandarin Chinese III

Instructor's Objectives

This course is a continuation of CHIN 191-3. It continues to develop students’ communicative competence in spoken Mandarin and modern written Chinese, with an emphasis on reading and writing. Classes are conducted entirely in Chinese. Intermediate level materials introduce the basic core of China’s culture and values. This course also gradually exposes students to some selected texts of literary interest. By the end of the course, students are expected to have an active vocabulary of approximately 1100 Chinese characters. Prerequisite: CHIN 191 or equivalent. The course has two major components in its delivery: 1) 2 hours per week of in-class lecture, which includes grammar, text analysis, and cultural topic discussion and presentation; 2) asynchronous online learning activities, which covers independent vocabulary learning, individual reading and writing practice, and group communication activities. The asynchronous online learning takes approximately eight hours per week. Students need a computer and internet access to use SFU Canvas for online learning.




Class participation 5% Assignments 25% Vocab Quiz 15% Lesson Test 30% Presentation 10% Composition 15%

Required Books

  • A Primer For Advanced Beginners of Chinese (simplified character version) Vol. Two,, Li,D, Liu, I., Liu, L., Wang, H., Wang, Z and Xie, Y., Columbia University Press, 2004, 9780231135856

Academic Honesty Statement

Academic honesty plays a key role in our efforts to maintain a high standard of academic excellence and integrity. Students are advised that ALL acts of intellectual dishonesty will be handled in accordance with the SFU Academic Honesty and Student Conduct Policies ( ).

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