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University of Pittsburgh

Chinese Courses

0004 Second Year Spoken

Credits: 5


This course is offered regularly in the spring.


This course is a continuation of First Year Chinese I. It's designed to enhance the Chinese proficiency of those who have successfully completed three semesters of CHIN classes at the University of Pittsburgh or its equivalent. In addition to bringing the students’ proficiency in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) to a higher level, the course also aims to broaden the students’ knowledge about various aspects of culture in modern China. By the end of the semester, students should be able to carry out coherent conversation in various social contexts, read authentic materials on common topics pertaining to personal and social life, and write short essays using structures and discourse devices on those topics.


C- in CHIN 0003 or equivalent.



Class Size:

Up to 36 in lecture; 12 in recitations