Classes and Materials

Classes are designed to enhance your performance. They are conducted in Chinese only; English is not used except when asked for with a Chinese request. Classes are the equivalent to being in a totally Chinese environment. We consider English to be incompatible to the goal of maintaining that environment. Classes have two major components: a conversational performance and interactive exercises. We take attendance for your drills on Friday afternoon.

Required Textbooks:
  • Integrated Chinese Textbook, Level I Part I (Simplified Character edition); third edition, edited by Tao-chung Yao and Yuehua Liu; Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-88727-638-5
  • Integrated Chinese Workbook, Level I Part I (Simplified Character edition) third edition; edited by Tao-chung Yao and Yuehua Liu; Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-88727-640-8
  • Integrated Chinese Character Workbook, Level I Part I (Simplified Character edition) third edition; edited by Tao-chung Yao and Yuehua Liu; Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-88727-648-4

Put on reserve in the AV Department are two sets of audio tapes, which you can listen to in the library. The first set of 5 tapes that you need to listen to during the first two weeks are entitled “Chinese: Communicating in the Culture, 21;” be aware that they are two-sided tapes (each side one lesson). The second set of 4 audio tapes come with the “Integrated Chinese, Level I Part I” textbooks; Textbook Tape #1, (1 of 4 Tapes), covers Introduction through Lesson II, Textbook Tape #2, (2 of 4 Tapes), covers Lesson III through Lesson VI, Textbook Tape #3, (3 of 4 Tapes), covers Lesson VII through Lesson XI, and Workbook Tape #1 contains all the Listening Comprehension Exercises in the Workbook, you should go listen to these tapes while doing the exercises.