Chinese language skills for the 21st-century world…

CHN 301
About the Instructor

Jing Wu (Wu Laoshi), a seasoned and versatile teacher, has been teaching the Chinese language at UH Mānoa for almost ten years. She has been nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award for AY 2020-2021. Besides teaching, she also has years of experience in converting the traditional face-to-face classroom to an interactive and effective virtual teaching and learning setting. As an educator, it is her goal to prepare students for the brave challenges of a changing world as well as foster their progress on mastery of skills and competencies that are well aligned to what is required in a 21st-century world.

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Summer 1 (online)

This is a third-level Mandarin Chinese course. Students will have extended mastery of modern Chinese  language as well as culture through meaningful reading and interactive conversation, attaining approximately the Intermediate Mid to High levels on the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of  Foreign Languages) proficiency scale (about 1+ to 2 on the ILR scale).

The course will cover real-life topics such as urban life, campus culture, food, and leisure and lifestyle; and will focus on  pragmatic language usage with fun and communicative activities.

Fulfills the Language Skill Courses section for both Major and Minor in Chinese requirements.

Updated 03/22/2021