Chinese for the General Audience (CHIN 101-104)

Chinese 101-104 are designed for the general population; the classes focus equally on the four language skills and the integration of the four skills. If any of the following descriptions applies to you, you should consider the Heritage Track (CHIN 111-112):

  1. Speaking Mandarin Chinese at the intermediate level and above
  2. Speaking Mandarin Chinese as the home language or one of the home languages
  3. Having had extensive exposure to Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese or other variety of Chinese) and having obtained some level of proficiency in reading/writing in Chinese.

A Placement Interview is required for our Chinese classes at all levels.

Minor in Asian Studies

Students wishing to Minor in Asian Studies can use one course from the CHIN 101-104 sequence to fulfill part of the requirements. Visit UIC's Undergraduate Catalog for details.

Textbook Series

We use Integrated Chinese (Third Edition), published by Cheng-Tsui.com for Chinese 101-104. We adopt A Chinese Primer, published by Columbia University Press, for Chinese 111-112. Read on for information about these textbooks, sample chapters, and textbook related resources. 

Courses

Chinese 101 Elementary Chinese I (4 Credit Hours)
Class offered: FALL semesters only
Prerequisite:Proper Placement Procedure

Chinese 102 Elementary Chinese II (4 Credit Hours)
Class offered: SPRING semesters only
Prerequisite:Chinese 101 or Proper Placement Procedure

Chinese 103 Intermediate Chinese I (4 Credit Hours)
Class offered: FALL semesters only
Prerequisite: Chinese 102 or Proper Placement Procedure

Chinese 104 Intermediate Chinese II (4 Credit Hours)
Class offered: SPRING semesters only
Prerequisite: Chinese 103 or Proper Placement Procedure