Courses in Chinese language have been taught at Queen's University since 1995. Since the beginning all courses have been taught by one full-time faculty, Ms. Xuelin Bai. Courses in Mandarin go up to 300- (intermediate) level. Please note that you need a cumulative GPA average of 1.9 or above to be able to register for CHIN courses.
Our Department offers three years of Chinese Mandarin courses. By the end of the third year you will reach the intermediate level. Chinese courses can be taken as electives; toward the World Language Studies Minor ; LLCU Major or Linguistics Major or Minor. If you take all three years of Chinese, you are eligible for a Certificate of Competence.
Click here for the list of 2022-23 Course Offerings.
|CHIN 100/6.0||Introductory Mandarin Chinese I||For students with no previous knowledge of Chinese. Students familiar with Cantonese or Mandarin will not be permitted to enrol. Introduction to the basic structural patterns and functional usage of the language including an emphasis on oral communication (both listening and speaking), reading and writing basic Chinese characters, as well as Chinese culture.
NOTE Students will have their level of competence assessed by the instructor during orientation week in September.
PREREQUISITE Level 1 or (Level 2 or above and a GPA of 1.90).
|CHIN 200/6.0||Introductory Mandarin Chinese II||For students with some knowledge of Cantonese who wish to acquire a command of Mandarin or for students with some knowledge of Mandarin who want to improve their Chinese language skills. Continued study of basic structural patterns of the language with the emphasis on oral communication, reading and writing using the simplified forms of Chinese characters.
PREREQUISITE CHIN 100/6.0 and permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
|CHIN 300/6.0||Intermediate Mandarin Chinese||Continuing study of the functional usage of Mandarin Chinese with intensive training in listening, speaking, reading and writing using the simplified forms of Chinese characters.
PREREQUISITE CHIN 200/6.0 and permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.