Spring 2011 Classes - Department of Foreign Languages, Chinese Program

CHIN580 [01]: Chinese Idioms as Cultural Expressions (3 units) [GE]
Prerequisite: 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 #: CHIN 580
Section: [01]
Schedule #: 12205
Instructor: Hongjuan Sun
Seats Available:

(schedule number #12205)
Please contact instructor.

Detail:
  • 2 meetings/week
  • Tue 11:10-12:25, Thu 11:10-12:25
  • HUM 477, SF State Main Campus, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco
  • Semester course
(updated on 02/03/2011)

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Spring 2011 Classes - Department of Foreign Languages, Chinese Program

CHIN 537 [01]: The Chinese Language and Modern China (3 Units) [GE]
Prerequisite: Introduction to the linguistic structure, historical development, and present state of Modern Standard Chinese; its relationship to the major Chinese dialect families; aspects of Chinese sociolinguistics and pragmatics.
Course #: CHIN 537
Section: [01]
Schedule #: 12204
Instructor: Hui Zhang
Seats Available: (schedule number #12204)
Please contact instructor.
Detail:
  • 2 meetings/week
  • Tue 12:35-13:50, Thu 12:35-13:50
  • HUM 477, SF State Main Campus, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco
  • Semester course
(updated on 02/03/2011)

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Summer 2011 Chinese Language & Culture Classes

(10-Week Classes: June 6th - August 12th)

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: Mondays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 474

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: Mondays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 580

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: Wednesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 474

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 580

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 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 580


 Please download and fill out a registration form (doc, 46KB)

Registration:

Registration Deadline: May 31st , 2011
Registration fee: $100 per class
Cash or Check ONLY
(Check payable to: CI at SFSU)
Notice:
(1) The registration fee is due when turning in your Registration Form before May 31th, 2011.
(2) 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.
(3) The class will be canceled if enrollment is less than 4 participants.


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Contact

Dr. Hui Zhang
Co-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 / zhangh@Bnu.edu.cn

Dr. Hongjuan Sun
Visiting Scholar of Beijing Normal University
Confucius Institute at SF State
1600 Holloway Ave., Burk Hall 325l
San Francisco, CA 94132
Tel: (415)405-2596
Fax: (415)405-2866
Email:hjshjs1126@hotmail.com

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