First Year Chinese 2


This course is offered in the Spring.


This course is the continuation of first-year Chinese I. It is designed to enhance the Chinese proficiency in all the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) of those who have finished one semester of CHIN class at the University of Pittsburgh or its equivalent. Students continue to develop the ability to communicate in Chinese through the consideration of essential cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations as they acquire the structures and lexicon to work with written language, conversation, and composition. By the end of the semester, students should be able to conduct simple, practical conversations, and to read and write short passages on a variety of everyday topics such as transportation, dining, asking directions, lodging, travel, etc.


Five hours per week of practice classes and two hours of introduction-and-initial-practice class.

Class Size

48 (class will be smaller in the summer)

Number of Credits


Course prerequisites

C- in CHIN 0001 or equivalent.