Instructor (Lao Shi; 老师):
Phone: 918-7462600 ext. 2435
A beginning course in the Chinese language. This course (Chinese I) provides students opportunities to develop their language skills in Chinese at the beginning level. Four basic skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing - are emphasized.
The objective of this course is to develop students’ ability at the beginning level to communicate using Chinese through the study of language structure, language function, and related cultural knowledge along with the training of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Encounters – Chinese Language and Cultures (汉语和中国文化), Student’s Book 1 and Character Writing Workbook 1.
Authors: Cynthia Y. Ning and John S. Montanaro.YaleUniversity Press.
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
< 60% = F
The exams including the final semester exam and weekly tests will contribute 60% to the final grade while the remainder of the final grade is determined by student performance throughout the semester: classroom behavior (10%), class quizzes (10%), and homework (20%).
If a student misses a test, he/she must talk with the instructor about a make-up test as soon as possible. If a student is absent, he/she should check with the instructor about make-up assignments.
Students are expected to keep a folder, to have paper, pencil, and flash cards, and to bring textbooks and character writing workbooks to class.
Students are responsible for being aware of the information contained in the Cascia Hall Handbook. Students should behave in a manner consistent with the philosophy of St. Augustine.
- Be in your assigned seat when the tardy bell rings.
- Have your supplies including text each day.
- Raise your hand and wait to be acknowledged by teacher before speaking in class or getting out of your seat.
- Never engage in horseplay or throwing objects.
- Follow the guidelines for student behavior and dress outlined in the Handbook.
- Do not show/use items that may be distractions.
- Neither verbal nor non-verbal inappropriate behavior will be tolerated in class.
- No candy, gum, food, or drink in the classroom unless specified by teacher.
- Wait until teacher dismisses class before gathering books or getting out of your seat.