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Spring 2013 Chinese Language & Culture Classes

(February 4th – May 10th, 2013)

CI 1001 - Basic Chinese I

Basic Chinese I is designed for students without previous Chinese training or with no more than one-semester learning experience. The class will cover basic pronunciation, sentence patterns, reading, writing, conversation and grammar. Students will learn to communicate with native speakers and lay a solid foundation for further studies, as well as obtaining crucial skills for business communication.
Time: Tuesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM384

CI 2001 - Intermediate Chinese I

Intermediate Chinese I is designed for students who have completed the Basic Chinese II or with three-semester learning experience. The class will further improve their Chinese language proficiency in communicating with native speakers. Students will feel more comfortable in listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as obtaining crucial skills for business communication.
Time: Wednesday 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM583

CI PTH- Mandarin Training for Cantonese Speakers

This class is specifically designed for Cantonese speakers who are interested in speaking Mandarin (Putonghua). Instructor will help learners identify different sounds between Mandarin and Cantonese through practice of phonetic drills and learning activities. The focus is on skill development in speaking Mandarin.
Time: Thursdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM381

Please download and fill out a registration form:

Spring 2013 Chinese Language class registration.doc

Registration:

Registration Fee: $200 per class
Cash or Check ONLY
(Check payable to: CI at SFSU)
Notice: 
(1) Registration Fee is due when submitting your Registration Form before February 3rd 2013.
(2) Students must cancel registration prior to the first day of class in order to get a full refund; no refund after the first day of class.
(3) The class will be canceled if enrollment is less than 3 students.


Fall 2012 Chinese Language & Culture Classes

(Sept 4th – Dec 7th, 2012)

CI 1001 - Basic Chinese I

Basic Chinese I is designed for students without previous Chinese training, covering basic pronunciation, sentence patterns, reading, writing, conversation and grammar. Students will learn to communicate with native speakers and lay a solid foundation for further studies, as well as obtaining crucial skills for business communication.
Time:6/5-8/7 Tuesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: TBA

CI 1002 - Basic Chinese II

Basic Chinese II is designed for students with one-semester learning experience to improve their basic communicative skills toward intermediate level studies in pronunciation, sentences patterns, reading, writing, conversation and grammar. Students will gain more skills in daily communication with native speakers, as well as obtaining crucial skills for business communication.
Time:6/6-8/8 Wednesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: TBA

CI 2001 - Intermediate Chinese I

Intermediate Chinese I is designed for students who have completed the Basic Chinese II or with three-semester learning experience. The class will further improve their Chinese language proficiency in communicating with native speakers. Students will feel more comfortable in listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as obtaining crucial skills for business communication.
Time: Thursdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: TBA

CI SHF - Chinese Calligraphy

This course is designed to teach Chinese brush calligraphy skills and practice, starting from learning how to hold the Chinese brush and how to write basic stokes, and the instructor will show you how to write Chinese characters. You will follow instructions to learn calligraphy and present your achievement at the end of the class. The instructor will also make a brief introduction to Chinese calligraphy history, and demo different Chinese fonts, calligraphy styles for students to appreciate and practice.
Time: Tuesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: TBA

CI KY - Chinese Conversation I(for Group)

Chinese Conversation is designed for group students without previous Chinese learning experience, who plan to participate in study abroad program or do business in China. The class will cover basic pronunciation, daily sentence patterns, and communicative skills. Students will learn how to conduct conversation with native speakers.
Time: Wednesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: TBA

CI PTH- Mandarin Training for Cantonese Speakers

This class is specifically designed for Cantonese speakers who are interested in speaking Mandarin (Putonghua). Instructor will help learners identify different sounds between Mandarin and Cantonese through practice of phonetic drills and learning activities. The focus is on skill development in speaking Mandarin.
Time: Thursdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: TBA

Please download and fill out a registration form:

Fall 2012 Chinese Language class registration.doc

Registration:

Registration Deadline: August 28, 2012
Registration Fee: $150 per class
Cash or Check ONLY
(Check payable to: CI at SFSU)
Notice:
(1) Registration Fee is due when submitting your Registration Form before August 28, 2012.
(2) Students must cancel registration prior to the first day of class in order to get a full refund; no refund after the first day of class.
(3) The class will be canceled if enrollment is less than 3 students.

 

Summer 2012 Chinese Language & Culture Classes

(June 4th – August 10th, 2012)

CI 1001 - Basic Chinese I

Basic Chinese I is designed for students without previous Chinese training, covering basic pronunciation, sentence patterns, reading, writing, conversation and grammar. Students will learn to communicate with native speakers and lay a solid foundation for further studies, as well as obtaining crucial skills for business communication.
Time:6/5-8/7 Tuesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 118

CI 1002 - Basic Chinese II

Basic Chinese II is designed for students with one-semester learning experience to improve their basic communicative skills toward intermediate level studies in pronunciation, sentences patterns, reading, writing, conversation and grammar. Students will gain more skills in daily communication with native speakers, as well as obtaining crucial skills for business communication.
Time:6/6-8/8 Wednesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 118

CI 1003 - Basic Chinese III

Basic Chinese III is designed for students with two-semester learning experience to further advance their Chinese language proficiency in communicating with native speakers. Students will feel more comfortable in listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as obtaining crucial skills for business communication.
Time:6/7-8/9 Thursdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 118

CI 1004 - Mandarin Training for Cantonese Speakers

This class is specifically designed for Cantonese speakers who are interested in speaking Mandarin (Putong Hua). Instructor will help learners identify different sounds between Mandarin and Cantonese through practice of phonetic drills and learning activities. The focus is on skill development in speaking Mandarin.
Time:6/5-8/7 Tuesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 122

2012 Summer Institute for Chinese Language Teachers:HUM 281

Registration:

Registration Deadline: May 25, 2012
Registration Fee: $140 per class
Cash or Check ONLY
(Check payable to: CI at SFSU)
Notice:
(1) Registration Fee is due when submitting your Registration Form before May 25, 2012.
(2) Students must cancel registration prior to the first day of class in order to get a full refund; no refund after the first day of class.
(3) The class will be canceled if enrollment is less than 4 students.

 

Spring 2012 Chinese Language &Culture Classes

February 6th , 2012 – April 20th , 2012

Basic Chinese I

Basic Chinese I is designed for students without previous Chinese training, covering basic pronunciation, sentence patterns, reading, writing, conversation and grammar. Students will learn to communicate with native speakers and lay a solid foundation for further studies, as well as obtaining crucial skills for business communication.
Time: Tuesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 382

Basic Chinese II

Basic Chinese II is designed for students with one-semester learning experience to improve their basic communicative skills toward intermediate level studies in pronunciation, sentences patterns, reading, writing, conversation and grammar. Students will gain more skills in daily communication with native speakers, as well as obtaining crucial skills for business communication.
Time: Wednesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 277

Basic Chinese III

Basic Chinese III is designed for students with two-semester learning experience to further advance their Chinese language proficiency in communicating with native speakers. Students will feel more comfortable in listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as obtaining crucial skills for business communication.
Time: Thursdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 122

Mandarin Training for Cantonese Speakers

This class is specifically designed for Cantonese speakers who are interested in speaking Mandarin (Putonghua). Instructor will help learners identify different sounds between Mandarin and Cantonese through practice of phonetic drills and learning activities. The focus is on skill development in speaking Mandarin.
Time: Tuesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 119

Please download and fill out a registration form:

Spring 2012 Chinese Language class registration.doc

Registration:

Registration Fee: $140.00 (Cash or Check ONLY)
Check payable to: CI at SFSU
Notice:
(1) Participants must cancel registration prior to the first day of class in order to get a full refund; no refund after the first day of class.
(2) The class will be canceled if enrollment is less than 4 participants.

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Spring 2011 Chinese Language & Culture Classes

(February 7th, 2011 - April 8th, 2011)

Basic Chinese I

Basic Chinese I is designed for students without previous Chinese training, covering basic pronunciation, sentence patterns, reading, writing, conversation and grammar. Students will learn to communicate with native speakers and lay a solid foundation for further studies.
Time: Mondays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 583

Basic Chinese II

Basic Chinese II is designed for students with one-semester learning experience to improve their basic communicative skills toward intermediate level studies in pronunciation, sentences patterns, reading, writing, conversation and grammar. Students will gain more skills in daily communication with native speakers.
Time: Mondays 19:00-21:00
Classroom: HUM 381

Basic Chinese III

Basic Chinese III is designed for students with two-semester learning experience to further advance their Chinese language proficiency in communicating with native speakers. Students will feel more comfortable in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Time: Wednesdays 19:00-21:00
Classroom: HUM 472

Conversational Mandarin for Beginners I

Conversational Mandarin is designed for students without previous Chinese training to gain basic knowledge and skills in conversation on general topics. Instructor will help learners to communicate with others with an emphasis on listening and speaking.
Time: Mondays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 381

Mandarin Training for Cantonese Speakers

This class is specifically designed for Cantonese speakers who are interested in speaking Mandarin (PutongHua). Instructor will help learners identify different sounds between Mandarin and Cantonese through practice of phonetic drills and learning activities. The focus is on skill development in speaking Mandarin.
Time: Tuesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 477

Traditional Chinese Painting

Traditional Chinese Painting is designed for beginners to learn how to use traditional Chinese brush painting techniques to paint a range of popular subjects including flower-and-bird paintings, landscapes, and human figure composition.
Time: Wednesdays 19:00-21:00
Classroom: HUM 477

Registration:

Registration Deadline: February 4th, 2011
Registration fee: $ 80 per class
Cash or Check ONLY
(Check payable to: CI at SFSU)
* Please mail or deliver your registration form with registration fee to our office before February 4th, 2011

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Fall 2009 Classes - Department of Foreign Languages, Chinese Program

CHIN537: Chinese Language and Modern China (3 units) [GE]
Prerequisite: TBP
Course #: CHIN 537
Section: TBP
Schedule #: TBP
Instructor: Ying Chen
Seats Available: (schedule number #)
Yes
Detail:
  • 2 meetings/week
  • Tue 12:35-13:50, Thu 12:35-13:50
  • HUM 384, SF State Main Campus, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco
  • Semester course
(updated on 06.17.09 , 9:00am)

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Fall 2009 Classes - Department of Foreign Languages, Chinese Program

CHIN580: Chinese Idioms as Cultural Expressions (3 units) [GE]
Prerequisite: CHIN 311 or consent of the instructor. The study of Chinese idioms and set phrases as they are used in speech and writing. The examination and discussion of the stories behind Chinese idioms and their influence on Chinese cultural values.
Course #: CHIN 580
Section: 2
Schedule #: 12503
Instructor: Ying Chen
Seats Available: (schedule number #12503)
Yes
Detail:
  • 2 meetings/week
  • Tue 11:00-12:15, Thu 11:00-12:15
  • HUM 384, SF State Main Campus, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco
  • Semester course
(updated on 06.30.09 , 9:00am)

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Fall 2009 Classes - College of Extended Learning

Survival Mandarin for Business & Travel (Part I) (2 CEU)
Description: An elementary course to introduce basic Mandarin pronunciation and conversation to facilitate doing business or travel in China and Taiwan. Basic vocabulary/patterns useful in business and travel situations: meeting/greeting, hotel services, asking directions, transportation, restaurants, economics and business terminology, negotiations and conferences, transactions, etc. Designed for students with no previous knowledge of Chinese. The focus in this course will be on the basic skills of listening comprehension and speaking. Although a small number of written characters will be introduced, primarily those in common use on street signs or in menus, reading and writing will otherwise not be stressed. Preliminary explanation of the pinyin transliteration system and pronunciation practice will not only underlie instruction of course materials, but will also enable students to utilize Mandarin phrase handbooks correctly, thereby expanding their capabilities. Class sessions will focus on selected communicative situations, and students will be encouraged to actively participate in both teacher-led activities and small group work. This course also stresses the importance of learning about culture through language.
Course #: CHIN 9006
Section: A01
Schedule #: 49050
Instructor: Ying Chen
Seats Available: (schedule number #49050)
Yes
Description:
  • Weekend Class
  • 6 meeting(s)
  • Sat Aug. 29, 2009 - Oct. 10, 2009, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • SF State Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., San Francisco
  • $200
(updated on 06.29.09, 9:03am)

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Fall 2009 Classes - College of Extended Learning

Survival Mandarin for Business & Travel (Part II) (2 CEU)
Description: An intermediate course on basic Mandarin pronunciation and conversation to facilitate doing business or travel in China and Taiwan. Basic vocabulary/patterns useful in business and travel situations: meeting/greeting, hotel services, asking directions, transportation, restaurants, economics and business terminology, negotiations and conferences, transactions, etc. The focus in this course will be to continue with the basic skills of listening comprehension and speaking from Part I. Although a small number of written characters will be introduced, primarily those in common use on street signs or in menus, reading and writing will not be stressed. Preliminary explanation of the pinyin transliteration system and pronunciation practice will not only underlie instruction of course materials, but will also enable students to utilize Mandarin phrase handbooks correctly. Class sessions will focus on selected communicative situations, and students will be encouraged to actively participate in both teacher-led activities and small group work. This course also stresses the importance of learning about culture through language.
Course #: CHIN 9008
Section: Z01
Schedule #: 49052
Instructor: Shuya Li
Seats Available: (schedule number #49052)
Yes
Description:
  • Weekend Class
  • 6 meeting(s)
  • Sat. Oct. 17, 2009 - Nov. 21, 2009, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • SF State Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., San Francisco
  • $180
(updated on 06.29.09, 9:03am)

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Spring 2009 Classes - Department of Foreign Languages, Chinese Program

CHIN80: Socio-Cultural Aspects of the Chinese Language (3 units) [GE]
Prerequisite: CHIN 312 or consent of the instructor. This course will introduce students to the linguistic structure, historical development, and present state of Modern Standard Chinese, together with its relationship to the major Chinese dialect families, and aspects of Chinese sociolinguistics and pragmatics.
Course #: CHIN 580
Section: 2
Schedule #: 26449
Instructor: Ying Chen
Seats Available: (schedule number #26449)
Yes
Detail:
  • 2 meetings/week
  • Tue 11:00-12:15, Thu 11:00-12:15
  • HSS 152, SF State Main Campus, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco
  • Semester course
(updated on 01.28.09 , 9:00am)

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Spring 2009 Classes - Department of Foreign Languages, Chinese Program

CHIN580: Chinese Idioms as Cultural Expressions (3 units) [GE]
Prerequisite: CHIN 301 or 302 or equivalent. This course introduces the study of Chinese idioms and set phrases as they are used in speech and writing, the examination and discussion of the stories behind Chinese idioms and their cultural influence on Chinese values.
Course #: CHIN580
Section: 3
Schedule #: 26450
Instructor: Quan Yang
Seats Available: (schedule number #26450)
Yes
Detail:
  • 2 meetings/week
  • Tue 12:35-13:50, Thu 12:35-13:50
  • HUM 374, SF State Main Campus, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco
  • Semester course
Course has already started
(updated on 08.28.08, 10:24am)

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Spring 2009 Classes - College of Extended Learning

CHIN101: First Semester Chinese(3 Units)[CEL]
Description: Understanding, speaking, reading, and writing modern Mandarin Chinese. Emphasis on the spoken language.
Course #: CHIN 101
Section: Z01
Schedule #: 29056
Instructor: Quan Yang
Seats Available: (schedule number #29056)
Yes
Description:
  • Semester Length meeting(s)
  • Wed Jan. 28, 2009 - May. 20, 2009, 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
  • SF State Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., San Francisco
  • $595
(updated on 01.28.09 , 9:05am)

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Fall 2008 Classes - College of Extended Learning

CHIN 9006: Survival Mandarin for Business & Travel (2 CEU)
Description: Basic vocabulary/patterns useful in business and travel situations: meeting/greeting, hotel services, asking directions, transportation, restaurants, economics and business terminology, negotiations and conferences, transactions, etc. Designed for students with no previous knowledge of Chinese. The focus in this course will be on the basic skills of listening comprehension and speaking. Although a small number of written characters will be introduced, primarily those in common use on street signs or in menus, reading and writing will otherwise not be stressed. Preliminary explanation of the pinyin transliteration system and pronunciation practice will not only underlie instruction of course materials, but will also enable students to utilize Mandarin phrase handbooks correctly, thereby expanding their capabilities. Class sessions will focus on selected communicative situations, and students will be encouraged to actively participate in both teacher-led activities and small group work. This course also stresses the importance of learning about culture through language.
Course #: CHIN 9006
Section: Z01
Schedule #: 29059
Instructor: Quan Yang
Seats Available: (schedule number #29059)
Yes
Description:
  • Weekend Class
  • 8 meeting(s)
  • Sat Feb. 07, 2009 - Mar. 28, 2009, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • SF State Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., San Francisco
  • $150
(updated on 01.28.09 , 9:05am)

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Contact

Prof. Ying Chen
Associate Director
Confucius Institute at SF State
1600 Holloway Ave., Burk Hall 325l
San Francisco, CA 94132
Tel: (415)405-2867
Fax: (415)405-2866
Email: teachci@sfsu.edu / yingch_chen@sina.com

Karen Maguire
Program Coordinator
SF State Main Campus
Tel: 415.405.3532
Email: kjmac@sfsu.edu

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