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Overview

Chinese is becoming a fast growing international language. The potential for personal development and business growth in the Pacific Rim is limitless. Upon successful completion of five successive courses students will be eligible for a local College Certificate in Chinese Language skills Students may not use Chinese as a course credit towards a diploma or certificate if Chinese is her/his mother tongue. Seneca College reserves the right to remove students from courses if the student possesses Chinese language abilities above the level of enrolment.


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Curriculum

LGE800
Chinese Language Skills - Basic
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This introductory course is for students with minimal or no previous exposure to the Chinese language. Active participation in interactive activities will allow students to acquire the basic skills needed to communicate in real life situations. At the end of this course, students will be able to read 50 Chinese characters and to write 20 Chinese characters. Simplified Chinese characters will be taught. Awareness and understanding of Chinese culture and customs will be emphasized throughout the course.




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LGE810
Chinese Language Skills 1
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LGE800 or permission of the instructor

Chinese Language Skills 1 continues the development of basic vocabulary, sentence structure, and pronunciation of standard Chinese to help students understand and speak more confidently using the phonetic Hanyu Pinyin system. Students entering this level are required to know approximately 20 Chinese characters. By the end of level one, students will be able to read approximately 100 Chinese characters and write up to 20 new Chinese characters. Chinese culture will be explored throughout the course.
Note: Suitability for LGE810 will be determined by an Assessment/Placement Evaluation before a student registers for the course (Note: All students must be able to understand and answer 10 questions in Chinese. Anyone who can read or write 100 Chinese characters will NOT be able to use this course as a general education credit at Seneca).




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LGE820
Chinese Language Skills 2
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE810 or permission of the instructor

A continuation of LGE810, this course continues to stress language acquisition through student listening activities, involvement in pattern/structure practice, and role-playing in skits based on everyday situations where students can express themselves more freely. More complex structures and situations are introduced, while previously learned content is reinforced. By the end of this course students should be able to read 180 Chinese characters and write up to 60 Chinese characters.
(Note: Students who can read and write 180 Chinese characters will not be allowed to use this course to obtain a general education credit towards a diploma or a certificate at Seneca.)




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LGE830
Chinese Language Skills 3
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LGE820 or permission of the instructor

A continuation of LGE820, this course also stresses language acquisition through student listening activities, involvement in pattern/structure practice and role-playing in skits based on everyday situations; students are also encouraged to express themselves more freely. More complex structures and more involved situations are introduced, while previously learned content is reinforced. By the end of this course all students should be able to read about 300 Chinese characters and write up to 90 Chinese characters.
(Note: any student who knows how to read and write 300 Chinese characters will not be allowed to use this course as a general education credit towards a diploma or a certificate at Seneca.)




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LGE840
Chinese Language Skills 4
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE830 or permission of the instructor

Chinese Language Skills 4 continues to stress language acquisition through student listening activities, involvement in pattern/structure practice and role-playing in skits based on everyday situations where students can express themselves more freely. More complex structures and situations are introduced, while previously learned content is reinforced. By the end of this course all students should be able to read and write up to 450 Chinese characters. Chinese culture is explored throughout the course.
(Note: any student who knows how to read and write 450 Chinese characters will not be allowed to use this course as a general education credit towards a diploma or a certificate at Seneca.)




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LGE850
Chinese Language Skills 5
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE840 or permission of the instructor

Chinese Language Skills 5 continues to stress language acquisition through student listening activities, involvement in pattern/structure practice and role-playing in skits based on everyday situations where students can express themselves more freely. More complex structures and situations are introduced, while previously learned content is reinforced. By the end of this course students should be able to read and write up to 600 Chinese characters.
(Note: Students who can read and write 600 Chinese characters will not be allowed to use this course as a general education credit towards a diploma or a certificate at Seneca.)




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LGE860
Chinese Language Skills 6
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE850 or permission of the instructor

Chinese Language Skills 5 continues to stress language acquisition through student listening activities, involvement in pattern/structure practice and role-playing in skits based on everyday situations where students can express themselves more freely. More complex structures and situations are introduced, while previously learned content is reinforced. By the end of this course all students should be able to read and write up to 450 Chinese characters. Chinese culture is explored throughout the course. By the end of this course students should be able to read and write up to 700 Chinese characters.
(Note: any student who can read and write 700 Chinese characters will not be allowed to use this course as a general education credit towards a diploma or a certificate at Seneca.)




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LGE870
Chinese Language Skills 7
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE860 or permission of the instructor.

Chinese Language Skills 7 continues to stress language acquisition through student listening activities, involvement in pattern/structure practice and role-playing in skits based on everyday situations where students can express themselves more freely. More complex structures and situations are introduced, while previously learned content is reinforced. Chinese culture is explored throughout the course. By the end of this course students should be able to read and write up to 800 Chinese characters.
(Note: Students who can read and write 800 Chinese characters will not be allowed to use this course as a general education credit towards a diploma or a certificate at Seneca.)




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LGE880
Chinese Language Skills 8
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE870 or permission of the instructor

Chinese Language Skills 8 continues to stress language acquisition through student listening activities, involvement in pattern/structure practice and role-playing in skits based on everyday situations where students can express themselves more freely. More complex structures and situations are introduced, while previously learned content is reinforced. Chinese culture is explored throughout the course. By the end of this course students should be able to recognize 120 Chinese radicals and write up to 1000 Chinese characters.
(Note: any student who knows how to read and write 1000 Chinese characters will not be allowed to use this course as a general education credit towards a diploma or a certificate at Seneca.)




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Graduation

If you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a Certificate, Diploma or Degree you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the fee. Forms are available at the Registration office and online.

Certificates and diplomas are issued twice a year: Fall (October) and Spring (June). Graduation Application forms must be received no later than July 31 (for Fall Convocation), November 30 or March 31 (for Spring Convocation).

Program Contacts

Jamara Romero
Program Assistant
Jamara.Romero@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22513


Iole Millescamps
Part-time Program Coordinator
Iole.Millescamps@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24109


Klaus Grober
Academic Program Manager
Klaus.Grober@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22682