Spring Language Courses

I. Chinese Language Courses
II. Japanese Language Courses
III. Korean Language Courses
IV. Tibetan Language Courses
V. Vietnamese Language Courses

Chinese

CHNS W1010 Introductory Chinese A

Jiang, Tianqi
MW 8:50-9:55, 522D Kent

Qi, Shaoyan
TR 11:40-12:45, 522B Kent

Jiang, Tiangi
MW 11:40-12:45, 522B Kent

Qi, Shaoyan
TR 8:50-9:55, 522D Kent

Prerequisites: Chinese W1010y (offered in the Spring only) or the equivalent. The program is designed to develop basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing colloquial Chinese. This course (Part II) is offered in the Fall only. The two parts (I and II) together cover the same materials as Chinese C1101/F1101 (Fall) and fulfill the requirement for admission to Chinese C1102/F1102 (Spring). Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters. Enrollment limited to 18. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

CHNS C1102 First Year Chinese II

Xu, Jia
MTWR 8:50-9:55, 424 Kent

Wang, Xiaodan
MTWR 10:10-11:15, 424 Kent

Hu, Lingjun
MTWR 11:40-12:45, 424 Kent

Wu, Chen
MTWR 1:10-2:15, 424 Kent

Yan, Ling
MTWR 4:10-5:15, 424 Kent

Tan, Qiuyu
MTWR 6:10-7:15, 423 Kent

Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged. The course is designed to develop basic skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing modern colloquial Chinese. Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters. Students who already can speak Mandarin will not be accepted into this course. Enrollment limited to 18. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

CHNS C1112 First Year Chinese W II

Jiang, Tianqi
MWF 10:10-11:25, 423 Kent

Wang, Hailong
TRF 4:10-5:25, 522B Kent

The course is specially designed for students of Chinese heritage and advanced beginners with good speaking skills. It aims to develop the student’s basic skills to read and write modern colloquial Chinese. Pinyin system is introduced; standard Chinese pronunciation, and traditional characters. Classes will be conducted mostly in Chinese. Open to students with Mandarin speaking ability in Chinese only. Enrollment limited to 25. CC GS EN CE

CHNS C1202 Second Year Chinese N II

Wang, Xiaodan
MTWR 11:40-12:45, 411 Kent

Qi, Shaoyan
MTWR 1:10-2:15, 411 Kent

Tan, Qiuyu
MTWR 2:40-3:45, 411 Kent

Jiang, Rong
MTWR 10:10-11:15, 317 Hamilton

Prerequisites: Chinese C1101-1102 or F1101-1102, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses. Designed to further the student’s four skills acquired in the elementary course, this program aims to develop higher level of proficiency through comprehensive oral and written exercises. Cultural aspects in everyday situations are introduced. Traditional characters. Enrollment limited to 18. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

CHNS F1202 Second Year Chinese II
Cheng, Yushan
MTWR 6:10 – 7:15, 522B Kent

Prerequisites: Chinese C1101-1201 or F1101-1102, or the equivalent. See Admission to Languages Courses. Same course as C1201x-C1202y.   Enrollment limited to 18. CC GS EN CE

CHNS C1222 Second Year Chinese W II
Xu, Jia
MWR 10:10-11:25, 405 Kent

CHNS W3302 Introduction to Classical Chinese II
Liu, Lening
MWF 11:10-12:00, 509 Hamilton

Prerequisites: CHNS W3301: Classical Chinese I; completion of three years of modern Chinese at least, or four years of Japanese or Korean

CHNS W4004 Third Year Chinese II, Location TBA

Wang, Zhirong
MTWR 8:50-9:55, 411 Kent

Cheng, ShuYi
MTWR 11:40-12:45, 522D Kent

Hu, Lingjun
MTWR 1:10-2:15, 522B Kent

Rong, Jiang
MTWR 4:10-5:15, 423 Kent

Enrollment limited to 15. Prerequisite for W4003: CHNS C1202 or F1202, or the equivalent. Prerequisite for W4004: CHNS W4003 or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses. This course fulfills the language requirement for east Asian studies majors. Prepares for more advanced study of Chinese through rigorous vocabulary expansion, more sophisticated language usage patterns, and introduction to basics of formal and literary styles. Materials are designed to advance the student’s fluency for everyday communicative tasks as well as reading skills. Simplified characters are introduced. CC GS EN CE

CHNS W4006 Third Year Chinese W II
Wang, Hailong
MWF 10:10-11:25, 511 Kent

Enrollment limited to 25. Prerequisite for W4005: CHNS C1222 or F1222, or the equivalent. Prerequisite for W4006: CHNS W4005 or the equivalent. Admission after Chinese placement exam and an oral proficiency interview with the instructor. Especially designed for students who possess good speaking ability and who wish to acquire practical writing skills as well as business-related vocabulary and speech patterns. Introduction to semiformal and formal Chinese used in everyday writing and social or business-related occasions. Simplified characters are introduced.

CHNS W4008 Readings in Classical Chinese
Huang, Harrison
TR 10:10-11:25, 423 Kent

CHNS W4015 Media Chinese
Meng, Yuan-Yuan
MTWR 8:50-9:55, 522C Kent

Prerequisites: At least 3 years of intensive Chinese language training at college level and instructor approval. This advanced course is designed to specifically train students’ listening and speaking skills in both formal and colloquial language through various Chinese media sources. Students view and discuss excerpts of Chinese TV news broadcasts, soap operas, and movie segments on a regular basis. Close reading of newspaper and internet articles and blogs supplements the training of verbal skills.

CHNS G4016 Fourth Year Chinese II

Meng, Yuan-Yuan
MTWR 10:00-10:50, 522C Kent

Yan, Ling
MWR 6:10-7:25, 522D Kent

Prerequisite for G4015: CHNS W4004 or the equivalent. Prequisite for G4016: CHNS G4015 or the equivalent. Implements a wide range of reading materials to enhance the student’s speaking and writing as well as reading skills. Supplemented by television broadcast news, also provides students with strategies to increase their comprehension of formal style of modern Chinese. CC GS EN CE

CHNS W4018 Fourth Year Chinese Advanced II
Wu, Chen
MWF 11:40-12:55, 616 Hamilton

Prerequisite for G4015: CHNS W4004 or the equivalent. Prequisite for G4016: CHNS G4015 or the equivalent. Implements a wide range of reading materials to enhance the student’s speaking and writing as well as reading skills. Supplemented by television broadcast news, also provides students with strategies to increase their comprehension of formal style of modern Chinese. CC GS EN CE

CHNS W4019 History of the Chinese Language
Wang, Zhirong
TR 2:40-3:55, 318 Hamilton

Introduces the evolution of Chinese language. It reveals the major changes in Chinese sound, writing and grammar systems, and social and linguistic factors which caused these changes. CC GS EN CE GSAS

CHNS G5001 Chinese Linguistic and Pedagogy
Liu, Lening
MWR 2:10 – 3:00, Location TBA

CHNS G5018 Fifth Year Chinese II
Liu, Lening
TR 10:10-11:25, 522A Kent

Japanese

JPNS W1001 Introductory Japanese A

Hori, Saori
MW 11:40-12:45, 522C Kent

Omori, Toshiko
MW 5:40-6:45, 411 Kent

Egushi, Shigeru
TR 10:10-11:15, 411 Kent

Omori, Toshiko
TR 5:40-6:45, 411 Kent

Prerequisite for W1002: C+ or above in JPNS W1001 or pass the placement test. The sequence begins in the spring term. JPNS W1001-W1002 is equivalent to JPNS C1101 or F1101 and fulfills the requirement for admission to JPNS C1102 or F1102. Aims at the acquisition of basic Japanese grammar and Japanese culture with an emphasis on accurate communication in speaking and writing. CC GS EN CE GSAS

JPNS C1102 First Year Japanese II

Tsuda, Asami
MTWR 10:10-11:25, MW 616 Hamilton, TR 607 Hamilton

Tsuda, Asami
MTWR 11:40-12:45, A36 Union Theological Seminary

Loetscher, Kyoko M
MTWR 1:10-2:15, 405 Kent

Okamoto, Keiko
MTWR 2:40-3:45, 424 Kent

Tsuda, Asami
MTWR 4:10-5:15, 411 Kent

Prerequisite for C1102: JPNS C1101, F1101, or W1001-W1002, or the equivalent. Basic training in Japanese through speaking, listening, reading and writing in various cultural contexts.

JPNS C1202 Second Year Japanese II

Nittono, Miharu
MTWR 10:10-11:5, 522B Kent

Tatsumi, Naofumi
MTWR 11:40-12:45, 405 Kent

Eguchi, Shigeru
MTWR 1:10-2:15, 423 Kent

Tatsumi, Naofumi
MTWR 4:10-5:15 405 Kent

Prerequisite for C1201: JPNS C1102 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for C1202: JPNS C1201 or the equivalent. Further practice in the four language skills. Participation in a once a week conversation class is required.

JPNS W4006 Third Year Japanese II

Okamoto, Keiko
MTWR 11:40-12:45, 423 Kent

Loetscher, Kyoko M
MTWR 2:40-3:45, 423 Kent

Nazikian, Fumiko (Academic Reading)
TR 11:30-1:00, 326 International Affairs Building

Prerequisite for W4005: JPNS C1202 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for W4006: JPNS W4005 or the equivalent. Readings in authentic/semi-authentic texts, videos, and class discussions.

JPNS W4018 Fourth Year Japanese II

Eguchi, Shigeru
MWF 10:10-11:25, 522A Kent

Nazikian Fumiko
MWF 1:10-2:25, 522A Kent

Prerequisite for W4017: JPNS W4006 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for W4018: JPNS W4017 or the equivalent. Sections 1 & 2: Readings of advanced modern literary, historical, political, and journalistic texts, and class discussions about current issues and videos. Exercises in scanning, comprehension, and English translation. Section 3: Designed for advanced students interested in developing skills for reading and comprehending modern Japanese scholarship.

JPNS G5017 Fifth Year Japanese II
Nittono Miharu
MW 11:40-12:55, 522A Kent

Prerequisite for G5016: JPNS W4018 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for G5017: JPNS G5016 or the equivalent. This course is intended to help students to develop language skills necessary for academic research. Students will read articles of various genres, watch videos, and debate issues from a wide range of fields, including economics, politics, history, comparative literature and current issues.

Korean

KORN W1001 Introductory Korean A

Yi, Hyunkyu
MW 2:40-3:45, 522B Kent

Chung, Eunice
TR 11:40-12:45, 522A Kent

Yi, Hyunkyu
TR 2:40-3:45, 522B Kent

This course provides basic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Korean. Elementary Korean A (1001y) is equivalent to the first half of Elementary Korean I. Elementary Korean B (1002x) is equivalent to the second half of Elementary Korean I.

KORN W1002 Introductory Korean B
Chung, Eunice
MW 11:40-12:45, C01 80 Claremont

This course provides basic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Korean. Elementary Korean A (1001y) is equivalent to the first half of Elementary Korean I. Elementary Korean B (1002x) is equivalent to the second half of Elementary Korean I.

KORN W1102 First Year Korean II

Lee, Beom (N II)
MTWR 1:10-2:15, 104 Knox

Song, Sunhee
MTWR 4:10-5:15, 522D Kent

An introduction to written and spoken Korean. Textbook: Integrated Korean, Beginning I and II. Note: Students who are unsure which section to register for should see the Director of the Korean Language Program.

KORN W1202 Second Year Korean II

Schulz, Carol H
MTWR 1:10-2:15, 522D Kent

Song, Sunhee (N II)
MTWR 2:40-3:45, 405 Kent

Prerequisites: KORN W1102 or the equivalent. Consultation with the instructors is required before registration for section assignment.. Further practice in reading, writing, listening comprehension, conversation, and grammar. Note: Consultation with instructors is required before registration for section assignment.

KORN W4006 Third Year Korean II

Schulz, Carol H
MTWR 10:10-11:15, 522D Kent

Chung, Eunice (N II)
MTWR 10:10-11:15, 326 International Affairs Building

Prerequisites: KORN W1202 or the equivalent and consultation with instructor. (See Entrance to Language Courses Beyond the Elementary Level in the main bulletin under Department of Instruction — East Asian Languages and Cultures.) Readings in modern Korean. Selections from modern Korean writings in literature, history, social sciences, culture, and videos and class discussions.

KORN W4106 Fourth Year Korean II
Yi, Hyunkyu
MWR 10:10-11:25; MW 609 Hamilton, R 253 Engineering Terrace

Prerequisites: KORN W4006 or the equivalent. Selections from advanced modern Korean writings in social sciences, literature, culture, history, journalistic texts, and intensive conversation exercises.

KORN G5012 Fifth Year Korean II
Lee, Beom
MW 10:10-11:25, 716A Hamilton

Tibetan

TIBT G4601 First Year Modern Tibetan II
Tsering, Sonam
MTWR 1:10-2:00, 352C International Affairs Building

This is an introductory course and no previous knowledge is required. It focuses on developing basic abilities to speak as well as to read and write in modern Tibetan, Lhasa dialect. Students are also introduced to modern Tibetan studies through selected readings and guest lectures.

TIBT G4604 Second Year Modern Tibetan II
Tsering, Sonam
MW 2:40-3:55, 352B International Affairs Building

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who’s completed the First Year course. The course focuses on the further development of their skills in using the language to engage with practical topics and situations, such as seeing a doctor, reading news, writing letters, and listening to music.

TIBT G4612 Third Year Modern Tibetan II
Tsering, Sonam
TR 10:10-11:25, Location TBA

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who’s completed the Second Year course. The course develops students’ reading comprehension skills through reading selected modern Tibetan literature. Tibetan is used as the medium of instruction and interaction to develop oral fluency and proficiency.

TIBT W4411 First Year Classical Tibetan II
Tseten, Kunchoa
MW, 4:10-6:00, 352B International Affairs Building

TIBT W4413 Second Year Classical Tibetan II
Bhum, Pema
MW, 4:10-6:00, 351C International Affairs Building

Vietnamese

VIET W1202 Second Year Vietnamese II
Lap, James T
TR 12:00-1:40, 101 Kent

Prerequisites: VIET W1201 or Equivalent. The objective of this course is to strengthen students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Vietnamese. Students will improve their reading and writing abilities and be thoroughly grounded in communicative activities. Each lesson will include dialogue, vocabulary, grammar practice and development, task-based activities, narratives and situation dialogue exercises.