CN103 Elementary Chinese I

for FA 2012

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CN 103 Elementary Chinese I


FA 2012 HO


Yu, Yida


Visiting Chinese lecturer


M.A in English Language and Literature, Shanghai Normal University

Office Location

Herr House 204

Office Hours

M-W 9:00-10:00 and by appointment

Other Phone



Semester Dates

Aug 20-Dec 13

Class Days


Class Time

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Credit Hours



1. Yuehua Liu, Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 Textbook, Third Edition. Simplified Character Edition. Boston: CHeng & Tsui Company.
2. Yuehua Liu, Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 Workbook, Third Edition. Simplified Character Edition. Boston: CHeng & Tsui Company.
3. Yuehua Liu, Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 Characterbook, Third Edition. Simplified Character Edition. Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company.
4. Audio meterials that accompany the textbook.
 Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore<>

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
CN103 Elementary Chinese I: An introductory course with emphasis on pronunciation and the basic elements of grammar: practice in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. Some lab required. 3:1:4

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor's mission in a course is to enhance students' interest in the course subject and help them develop learning capacities for further study.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate on elementary level use of correct sentence structures, pronunciation, and listening skills and fluency in speaking and writing.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Classroom attendance and participation, homework, quizzes, mid-term test, final oral and written test
Final oral test and written test are the core assessment of the course.


Attendance and participation: 20%
Homework: 20%
Quizzes: 20%
Mid-term: 10%
Final written test: 20%
Final oral test: 10%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of course materials will be accepted only if there is a significant excuse and such late submission shall not exceed twice during the entire semester.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 *   Be prepared before class and turn in course materials timely.
 *   No cell phones during class.
 *   Mutual respect among instructor and students

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Monday and Wednesday
Week 1         Introduction& Pinyin    Lab
Week 2          Pinyin, Writing system Lab
Week 3          Lesson 1        Lab
Week 4          Lesson 1        Lab
Week 5          Lesson 2        Lab
Week 6          Lesson 2        Lab
Week 7          Lesson 3        Lab
Week 8          Lesson 3 & Mid-term     Lab
Week 9          Lesson 4        Lab
Week 10         Lesson 4        Lab
Week 11         Lesson 5        Lab
Week 12         Lesson 5        Lab
Week 13         Lesson 6        Lab
Week 14         Lesson 6        Lab
Week 15         Lesson 7        Lab
Week 16         Lesson 7 & Final test   Lab

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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