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  • CHN 101 - Introductory Chinese I
    This course is designed to help students with no prior background in Mandarin to develop functional communication abilities in all four language skills. Using the standard Hànyu Pinyin phonetic system, a variety of authentic materials, vocabulary and sentence patterns, students will learn to make statements, ask questions, respond to questions and create conversations based upon culturally authentic situations. By the end of this course, students will be able to read and write 250 characters. An online placement test is required.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: LL
    Prerequisites: Placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)
    Antirequisites: MDN 101
  • CHN 201 - Introductory Chinese II
    This course is designed for students with some background in Mandarin to develop functional communication in all four language skills. Using the standard Hànyu Pinyin phonetic system, a variety of authentic materials, vocabulary and sentence patterns, students will learn to make statements, ask questions, respond to questions and create conversations based upon culturally authentic situations. By the end of this course, students will be able to read and write 550 characters. An online placement test is required.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: LL
    Prerequisites: CHN 101 or placement test (www.ryerson.ca/llc)
    Antirequisites: MDN 201
  • CHN 301 - Intermediate Chinese I

    This course is designed for students with some background in Mandarin to improve their functional communication abilities in all four language skills in spoken and written Mandarin. Using the standard Hànyu Pinyin phonetic system, a variety of authentic materials, vocabulary and sentence patterns, students will learn to make statements, ask questions, respond to questions and conduct conversations. By the end of this course, students will be able to read and write 800 Chinese characters.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: LL/UL
    Prerequisites: CHN 201 or placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)
    Antirequisites: MDN 301
  • CHN 401 - Intermediate Chinese II

    This course is for students with some background in Mandarin who wish to improve their communication abilities in all four language skills. By using the standard Hànyu Pinyin phonetic system and a variety of authentic materials, students will learn to make statements, ask questions, respond to questions and create conversations based upon culturally authentic situations. By the end of this course, students will be able to read and write over 1000 Chinese characters.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: LL/UL
    Prerequisites: CHN 301 or placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)
  • CHN 402 - Chinese Conversation and Pronunciation
    This intermediate course is intended to enhance oral proficiency of non-native speakers of Chinese by focusing on vocabulary, syntax, auditive comprehension and intonation. Students improve their language skills through a range of oral practice activities, including the analysis of audiovisual materials, films and plays as well as discussion of written texts from newspapers and advertisements. In addition to the International Phonetic Alphabet, both the Hànyu Pinyin phonemic system and Simplified Chinese characters are used.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CHN 401 or placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)
  • CHN 501 - Advanced Chinese I
    This course is designed for students with an intermediate knowledge of Chinese. It will focus on improving listening comprehension, reading, writing and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Using a variety of authentic materials, students learn to produce oral and written texts based upon culturally appropriate situations. By the end of the course, students will be able to read brief short stories and write essays containing 1250 characters.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: UL
    Prerequisites: CHN 401 placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)
  • CHN 502 - Communication Business Chinese
    Students are asked to read and analyze complete newspaper and magazine articles as well as advertising and presenting their analyses to the class. Students are expected to focus on written and oral expression in Mandarin Chinese to work toward context-sensitive accuracy of expression.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CHN 515 or placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)
  • CHN 515 - Introduction to Business Chinese
    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Chinese for business. Students learn to master basic vocabulary specific to business, banking and administration, while becoming aware of formal and informal styles of written and spoken Chinese suitable to the workplace. The language of instruction is Mandarin Chinese.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CHN 601 or placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)
  • CHN 601 - Advanced Chinese II
    This course is designed for students with a high-intermediate knowledge of Chinese. It will focus on improving listening comprehension, reading, writing and speaking Mandarin Chinese. The conversations and written texts will be based upon culturally appropriate situations. By the end of the course, students are able to read a novella and write essays containing 1500 characters.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: UL
    Prerequisites: CHN 501 or placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)
  • CHN 602 - Chinese Business in Practice
    Students with a solid background in the language will find this course helpful in improving their ability to use Chinese in business transactions and communications. There is a strong emphasis on using business vocabulary, particularly correspondence formulae and terminology effectively and appropriately. Differences between English and Chinese writing protocol are clearly expressed. The language of instruction is Mandarin Chinese.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CHN 515 or placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)