Beloit College Chinese Language Program
Beloit College Center for Language Studies (CLS)
Published: Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Chinese Summer Intensive Language Program
The CLS Chinese program is acknowledged as one of the most challenging and rewarding programs in the country. The Chinese faculty is composed of professional language teachers who emphasize personal attention in their teaching. Combining advanced teaching methods with excellent instructional materials, the CLS Chinese program offers the best in teaching methods and models for emulation. The CLS Chinese program is excellent preparation for individuals interested in work or study abroad.
The CLS program also recognizes the importance of language in the context of culture. Rather than artificially separating the two, the CLS devotes four hours of class time each week to placing language study in a larger social, cultural, and historical context. This culture/area studies component is designed to promote interest in and facilitate the learning of Chinese language and civilization. The culture/area studies component of the Chinese program includes calligraphy, documentaries, lectures, field trips, and class discussions on selected topics, as well as practice in language performance.
Summer 2005 Dates
9-Week Language Program June 11 - August 12
4.5-Week Language Program (1st half) June 11 - July 13
4.5-Week Language Program (2nd half) July 13 - August 12
*The summer language program scholarship is guaranteed to all applicants accepted by April 22, 2005. Please call Pat Zody at 608-363-2277 for more information. (In the event that a granting organization requires CLS to reduce tuition for a student, then the summer language program scholarship is no longer applicable.)
100 A-105A. Elementary Chinese and Area Studies I, II (six semester credit hours each)
Students of first-year Chinese receive an intensive introduction to Mandarin. Class sessions establish a solid foundation of conversational, reading, writing, and listening comprehension skills. Complex characters will be introduced. A cultural component is interspersed with the daily language studies.
110A-115A Intermediate Chinese and Area Studies I, II (six semester credit hours each)
The second-year, intensive course is designed for students who have completed one year of formal training (or its equivalent) in both written and spoken Mandarin. Through oral/aural exercises and graded reading sections, the course amplifies the material taught at the beginning level. After a thorough review of basic Mandarin grammatical structures and vocabulary, students add more complex and simplified characters to perfect reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. In the process, students transfer knowledge gained from the character-pattern learning approach of first-year Chinese to work with original Chinese texts drawn from literature, history, politics, and business.
200A, 205A. Advanced Chinese and Area Studies I, II (six semester credit hours each)
A course in conversation and composition, third-year, intensive Chinese increases proficiency in the four language skills, by developing fluency in expression through reading, writing, and speaking Chinese. The course introduces students to a range of authentic materials, including essays, short stories, and newspaper articles in both simplified and complex characters. The course also provides personalized instruction through selected readings in literature and the social sciences.
For more information about this unique program, write or call:
Center for Language Studies
700 College Street
Beloit, WI 53511-5595
Visit out Web site at : http://www.beloit.edu/~cls