Miami Dade College

Confucius Institute

Credit Courses

These courses are offered by Confucius Institute staff upon enrollment to Miami Dade College.

CHI1120 Elementary Chinese I (4.00 credits)
An integrated (multi–media) approach to acquire proficiency in the basic skills of Mandarin Chinese – listening/understanding, speaking, reading, writing, and cross–cultural awareness. Emphasis on practical vocabulary and accurate pronunciation. Practice in class and laboratory in understanding and using the spoken language; reading and writing with progressive grammatical explanations. (4 hr. lecture)

CHI1121 Elementary Chinese II (4.00 Credits)
A continuation of Mandarin Chinese 1120. A proficiency–oriented course emphasizing the mastery of the basic skills of the language. (4 hr. lecture)

By the end of this course, students may discuss with their instructor the option of taking the HSK–1 to certify their first level of proficiency

CHI2220 Elementary Chinese III (4.00 Credits)

A continuation of CHI 1121. Students will learn Chinese language and culture through a systematic review of reading and writing skills with emphasis on oral as well as written presentations. Students will also learn the use of Chinese radicals and characters rather than pinyin. Prerequisite: CHI1121 or equivalent. (4 hr. lecture)

By the end of this course, students may discuss with their instructor the option of taking the HSK–2 to certify their second level of proficiency

CHI2221 Elementary Chinese IV (4.00 Credits)

A continuation of CHI2220. Students will learn advanced grammar, together with the introduction of more complex reading materials and an increase in the number of radicals and characters. Students will also be exposed to cross–cultural awareness. Prerequisite: CHI2220 or equivalent. (4 hr. lecture)

By the end of this course, students may discuss with their instructor the option of taking the HSK–3 to certify their third level of proficiency