Courses - Language

CIAU faculty teach Chinese language courses for the Modern Language Division of Alfred University, and offer Chinese language classes to K-12 students in public schools. We have designed multiple 3 and have set benchmarks for all levels of learning Chinese.

  • Chinese 101: This course is for college students with no background of Chinese. It is to help students develop communication skills in the Chinese language and gain basic knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture.
  • Chinese 102: This course is the continuation and further development of the skills learned in CHIN 101. It is to help students develop communication skills in the Chinese language and gain basic knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture.
  • Chinese 201: This course is for college students who have taken Chinese 101 and Chinese 102. By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in speaking and reading Mandarin, improve problem-solving abilities in real-life situations, learn to recognize and write Chinese characters on the basis of a good grasp of the pronunciation system, and understand a vocabulary of around 350 Chinese words for use in basic daily communication.

  • Chinese 202: This course is the next phase for students who have completed CHIN 201. It continues in the strengthening of students' knowledge of and proficiency in Chinese. It enhances students' oral expression, reading comprehension, and cultural understanding.

CIAU also offers Chinese language classes to K-12 students in several New York State school districts.