Faculty of Arts


Intermediate Modern Chinese 1

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for CHINESE 200.


This course expands on the solid foundation in modern standard Chinese (Mandarin, Pûtōnghuà, Guóyû, Hànyû, Húayû) grammar, vocabulary and conversational skills learned in CHINESE 100 and 101. It systematically develops skills necessary to communicate in a world of educated native speakers. This course completes the final five chapters of the two textbooks used in Stage 1 before moving on to the first two chapters of the new textbook. By the end of the course students are expected to have learnt approximately 500 new vocabulary items and advanced sentence patterns to be able to read and discuss a variety of topics about contemporary Chinese society of interest to native speakers.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2018

Semester 1


Lecturer(s)  Margaret Lee


  • Sanders, Robert & Nora Yao. 2009. Fundamental Spoken Chinese. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
  • Nora Yao, Margaret Lee & Robert Sanders. 2009. Fundamental Written Chinese. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
  • Lee, Margaret & Robert Sanders. Transitional Chinese: From the Wading Pool to the Swimming Pool. This free reader is available from the Faculty of Arts Distribution Centre.

Recommended Reading

DeFrancis, John & Zhang Yanyin. 2010. ABC Chinese-English/English-Chinese Dictionary. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.


Coursework + exam


CHINESE 200: 15.0 points




CHINESE 202. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

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