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Chinese 1A

30 class sessions (In accordance with UK's Spring 2016 semester schedule)
$240 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Enrollment Deadline: January 20, 2016
Location: White Hall Classroom Building, Room 345

Course Description:
This is the first-semester course in beginning Chinese language. This course is designed for students with no significant background in Chinese language. We will focus on practical use of the languagespeaking, listening, reading and writing Chinese characters. More specifically, this course will focus on developing students’ abilities to distinguish by ear, to write, and to pronounce all the individual syllables in the phonetic system of Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin). Furthermore, students will learn to use basic Chinese vocabulary to form sentences Chinese culture and art will also be introduced through language experience. Please Note: This course may not be taken for UK credit.

Chinese 1B

30 class sessions (In accordance with UK's Spring 2016 semester schedule)
$240 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Enrollment Deadline: January 20, 2016
Location: White Hall Classroom Building, Room 345

Course Description: 
This is the second-semester course of beginning Chinese language. This course is designed for students who have been learning Chinese language for at least one semester or those who have mastered about 100 Chinese characters. This class will focus on the practical use of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing Chinese characters. It will focus on training students to accurately pronounce Chinese and on continuing to expand their vocabulary. Students will acquire the ability to use basic Chinese vocabulary to form sentences, and learn more about the Chinese characters including the order of strokes, the radical, etc. Additionally, Chinese culture and art will be introduced through language experience. Please note: This course may not be taken for UK credit.

Chinese 2A

30 class sessions (In accordance with UK's Spring 2016 semester schedule)
$240 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Enrollment Deadline: January 20, 2016
Location: White Hall Classroom Building, Room 347

Course Description:
This is the first-semester course in intermediate Chinese language. The course is designed for students who have been learning Chinese for about 2 semesters and have mastered about 150 Chinese characters. This class will focus on the practical uses of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing Chinese characters. We will continue developing the accuracy of pronunciation and expanding vocabulary, but will focus primarily on advancing the quantity and content of reading. This will improve students’ expressive capability in composing passages and their use of basic Chinese grammar to communicate with each other. In this course, we continue to introduce students to Chinese culture and art to help prepare them for real-life experiences in China or similar situations. Please note: This course may not be taken for UK credit.

Chinese 2B

30 class sessions (In accordance with UK's Spring 2016 semester schedule)
$240 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Enrollment Deadline: January 20, 2016
Location: White Hall Classroom Building, Room 347

Course Description:
This is the second-semester course in intermediate Chinese language. This course is designed for students who have been learning Chinese for at least 3 semesters and/or have mastered about 200 Chinese characters. We will focus on the practical use of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing Chinese characters. We will continue developing the accuracy of pronunciation and expanding vocabulary, but will focus primarily on advancing the quantity and content of reading. This will improve students’ expressive capability in composing passages and improve the use of basic Chinese grammar to communicate with each other. We will introduce more Chinese culture and art to help students prepare for real-life experiences in China or similar situations. Please note: This course may not be taken for UK credit.

Chinese 3A

30 class sessions (In accordance with UK's Spring 2016 semester schedule)
$240 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Enrollment Deadline: January 20, 2016
Location: White Hall Classroom Building, Room 345

Course Description:
This is the first-semester course in advanced Chinese language. This course is designed for students who have studied Chinese for about 2 years (4 semesters) and/or have mastered about 300 Chinese characters. We will focus on advancing students’ fluency in the language with regards to speaking, listening, reading and writing. This course will help students improve their expressive capability through development of a deeper understanding of the language and culture, and provide opportunities to communicate with native Chinese speakers. The purpose of the course is to prepare students for real-life experiences in China or similar situations. Please note: This course may not be taken for UK Credit.

Chinese 3B

30 class sessions (In accordance with UK's Spring 2016 semester schedule)
240 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Enrollment Deadline: January 20, 2016
Location: White Hall Classroom Building, Room 345

Course Description:
This is a second-semester course in advanced Chinese language. This course is designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least 2.5 years (5 semesters) and/or have mastered about 400 Chinese characters. We will focus on advancing students’ fluency in the language with regards to speaking, listening, reading and writing. This course will continue to help students improve their expressive capability through development of a deeper understanding of the language and culture, and provide opportunities to communicate with native Chinese speakers. The purpose of the course is to prepare students for real-life experiences in China or similar situations. Please note: This course may not be taken for UK credit.

Business Chinese 


30 class sessions (In accordance with UK's Spring 2016 semester schedule)
$240 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Enrollment Deadline: January 20, 2016 
Location:
White Hall Classroom Building, Room 347

Course Description:
This is a course designed for improving both basic Chinese language skills and professional abilities to accomplish business purposes in Chinese. With a basic understanding of Chinese, you can begin this class and develop your listening, speaking, reading and writing of the language. This course will also include Chinese cultural components and a focus on daily communication in a business setting. Please note: This course may not be taken for UK credit.

HSK Tutoring Course

12 class sessions, with 1 session/week, 6 weeks before HSK Exam in March, May, Oct. & Dec. $120 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Time: Friday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m. 

Enrollment Deadline: January 20, 2016
Location: White Hall Classroom Building, Room 345

Course Description: 
This intensive preparation course is designed for HSK Exam candidates to help them achieve higher scores on the HSK, which is comprised of the Elementary Level (Level 1-2) and the Intermediate Level (Level 3-4). This course presents information pertinent to all aspects of the HSK: test structure, test regulations, test registration, and an explanation of test scoring. The course will also focus on improving student ability with regard to five aspects: speaking, listening, reading and writing, and enhancing students' exam skills and strategies through analysis and explanation of mock exam practice. Please note: This course may not be taken for UK credit.