Classes and Materials

Classes and Materials/课堂注意事项和教课书
Classes will be conducted entirely in Chinese. The textbooks for this semester are Integrated Chinese (Level II Part 2) by Ted Yao and Liu Yuehua, and there are two of them: (1) Textbook, and (2) Workbook. 

  • Integrated Chinese Textbook, Level 2 Part 2 (Simplified Character edition) third edition; edited by Tao-chung Yao and Yuehua Liu; Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-88727-688-0
  • Integrated Chinese Workbook, Level 2 Part 2 (Simplified Character edition) third edition; edited by Tao-chung Yao and Yuehua Liu; Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-88727-692-7
  • Integrated Chinese Character Workbook, Level 2 Part 2 (Simplified Character edition) third edition; edited by Tao-chung Yao and Yuehua Liu; Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-88727-694-1

我们用中文上课,因为我们认为你的中文会进步得很快如果你能在课堂里说中文。教科书还是《中文听说读写》第二册第二本,课本和练习课本。

In some of the quizzes, you may encounter questions whose grammatical structures have not been introduced. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t do well occasionally in these quizzes. They put emphasis on reading comprehension and may exceed the syntactic rules to which you have been formally introduced. They are designed to find out your attention to nuances and subtleties, and accustom you to being aware of their existence. While these scores are negligible (each counting as 1% of your course grade) and not worth losing sleep over, it is time to spur yourself on and get used to communication in the real cultural situations.