Unformatted text preview: Fall 2012 CHI 412L Second Year Chinese II PREREQUISITE: CHI 412K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C Instructor: Camilla H. Hsieh (Xiè Lǎoshī) Office: WCH 5.132
Office Tel: 475-6046 Office Hours: TuTh 12:15-1:45, or by appointment.
E-mail: [email protected] Required textbooks: 1) Intermediate Reader of Modern Chinese (a set of 2 books: Text + Vocabulary/ Sentence Patterns/Exercises) 2) CHI 412L course packet by Dr. Wen-‐Hua Teng, available at Paradigm Books on 24th Street. (472-‐7986) On-‐line Listening Practices: (Copy-‐paste the link to your browser. UT EID and password are required.) Course Objectives: 1. To learn approximately 600 vocabulary words and learn to use them correctly and appropriately in context 2. To master approximately 70 sentence patterns and use them correctly in context 3. To be able understand and to communicate orally and in writing in Chinese on topics of general interest to college students 4. To be able to write and deliver an 8-‐minutes long skit with a partner on topics related to the topics learned this semester All CHI 412L grades are calculated numerically throughout the semester. For transcript purpose,
letter grades are given at the end of the semester according to the conversion chart below: -‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐ B+=86-‐88 C+=76-‐78 D+=66-‐68 A=92-‐100 B=82-‐85 C=72-‐75 D=62-‐65 (pass) A-‐=89-‐91 B-‐=79-‐81 C-‐=69-‐71 D-‐=59-‐61 Tentative Final Exam Date: Wednesday, December 12, 7:00-‐10:00 PM i CHI 412L Fall 2012 Syllabus W 8/29 Th 8/30 Introduction L1 Vocab
HW 1 M 9/3 Tu 9/4 W 9./5 Th 9/6 Labor Day L 1 Vocab Quiz L 1 HW 2 L 1 Class Activity M 9/10 Tu 9/11 W 9/12 Th 9/13 L 2 Vocab Quiz L 2 Text L 2 HW 2 L 2 CA Text L 2 Vocab HW 1 L 3 Vocab M 9/17 Tu 9/18 W 9/19 Th 9/20 Test 1 (LL 1 & 2) L 3 Vocab L 3 Vocab Quiz L 3 HW 2 M 9/24 Tu 9/25 W 9/26 Th 9/27 L 3 Class Activity L 4 Vocab Quiz 1 L 4 Vocab Quiz 2 L 4 HW 2 HW 1 L 4 Vocab Text HW 1 Text M 10/1 Tu10/2 W 10/3 Th 10/4 L 4 Class Activity Listening Practice LL 3-4 Test 2 (LL 3 & 4) L 5 Vocab Quiz L 5 Vocab HW 1 M 10/8 Tu 10/9 W 10/10 Th 10/11 L 5 Text L 5 HW 2 Oral Exam 1 L 6 Vocab Quiz L 6 Vocab HW 1 M 10/15 Tu 10/16 W 10/17 Th 10/18 L 6 Text L 6 HW 2 Listening Practice LL 5- 6 Listening Test 1 (LL 1-6)
L 7 Vocab M 10/22 Tu 10/23 W 10/24 Th 10/25 Test 3 (LL 5 & 6) L 7 Vocab Quiz L 7 Text L 7 HW 2 HW 1
M 10/29 Tu 10/30 W 10/31 Th 11/1 L 7 Class Activity L 8 Vocab Quiz 1 L 8 Vocab Quiz 2 L 8 HW 2 L 8 Vocab HW 1 Text M 11/5 Tu 11/6 W 11/7 Th 11/8 L 8 Class Activity Listening Practice LL 7-8 Test 4 (LL 7 & 8) L 9 Vocab Quiz L 9 Vocab HW 1 M 11/12 Tu 11/13 W 11/14 Th 11/15 L 9 Text L 9 HW 2 L 9 Class Activity L 10 Vocab 1Quiz 1 M 11/19 Tu 11/20 W 11/21 Th 11/22 L 10 Vocab Quiz 2 L 10 HW 2 Listening Practice LL 9-10 Thanksgiving M 11/26 Tu 11/27 W 11/28 Th 11/29 Test 5 ( LL 9 & 10) L 11 Vocab 1 L 11 Vocab Quiz 1 L 11 Text L 10 Vocab HW 1 Text (First draft due) Dialogue Test HW 1a, Vocab 2 M 12/3 Tu 12/4 W 12/5 Th 12/6 Oral Exam 2 Listening Test 2 L 11 Vocab Quiz 2 Skit performance L 11 HW 1b Skit performance ii GRADING POLICY Preparation 10% Listening Tests (2) 4% Vocabulary Quizzes (12) 12% Oral Exams (2) 6% Tests (4) 30% Dialogue Test (1) 5% Homework (14) 14% Final Exam 13% Written Homework #2 (10) Skit 6% Listening Homework (5) Vocabulary Quizzes: These quizzes are conducted at the beginning of the class for 10 minutes. Absolutely no make-‐ups. At the end of the semester, the 3 lowest scores will be dropped. Tests : With a legitimate reason given at least one day before the scheduled test, each student is entitled to ONE make-‐up test. The make-‐up test must be taken within 3 days after the originally scheduled test is given. In case of an emergency, the arrangement for a make-‐up test must be made as soon as possible. A second make-‐up will not be possible. At the end of the semester, the lowest test score will be dropped. All make-‐ups must be taken during the lecturer’s or the TA’s office hours. Written and Listening Homework Assignments: 1. Students are required to prepare a notebook for the writing of HW #1 and HW#2 of each lesson. 2. HW#2 must be re-‐written in characters by hand in the designated character writing papers attached at the end of the 412L packet. Neatness is important. Points may be deducted due to sloppiness. HW#2 is due on the next day after the answers are discussed in class. No more than two late HW#2s will be accepted during the semester. After that, you will receive a “zero” for all missing assignments. Homework past due by more than one week will not be accepted. 3. ** Students who are more than 5 minutes late for HW#2 discussion days will be considered ½ absent. 4. ** Students who come to class without completing HW#2 in characters in advance will be considered absent. 5. The five listening homework assignments must be turned in on time according to schedule. Only one late (no more than one week late) listening assignment will be accepted. At the end of the semester, the lowest score will be dropped. Go to to do CHI 412L Listening Homework. You should translate the sentences into English. The translation has to be typed or written neatly. Words written illegibly will be counted as errors. Oral Exam: This exam is done in the classroom. See Packet pp. 45-‐49 for details. No make-‐
ups. Dialogue Test: This test is done in the classroom. Dialogues are on pp. 50, 51, 53, 55, 56, 57 of the packet. No make-‐up. iii Class Activity: Before each class activity day, students should preview content of these activities found in pp. 50-‐56. Be ready to communicate with a partner in Chinese. This is a chance to practice your Chinese oral skill. You might be asked to conducted the conversation in front of the class at the end of the period. Preparation: All students are required to prepare for each class day's material according to the
Homework Preparation Schedule (pp. 3-6) in this packet. On days when answers of Homework
#1 or Class Activities are to be discussed, those who did not prepare will automatically receive
an zero (0) for preparation. On days when answers of homework #2 are to be discussed, those
who did not prepare will be considered absent. At the end of the semester, the preparation
grades will be calculated proportionally: 10*# of unprepared/ # of preparation required. Attendance: 1. You are allowed a maximum of 3 absences without penalty during the semester for appointments, interviews, illnesses, car problems, etc. Each subsequent absence will result in a deduction of 0.5 point from your final semester grade. If you have a prolonged illness, timely communication with the instructor as well as a doctor’s note is required upon return for some of those absences to be excused. 2. Being more than 10 minutes late for class will be considered a ½ absence. On days when HW#2 are discussed, being late for more than 5 minutes is considered a ½ absence. 3. Having more than 7 absences, with the 3 penalty-‐free ones included, will result in a final semester letter grade deduction. (Ex. A B, BC…) 4. Having more than 12 absences, with the 3 penalty-‐free ones included, the student will receive an “F” as the final semester grade. MOBILE PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF DURING CLASSTIME. Skit: This is a group project, with each group consists of 3 to 4 students. You will choose from a list of topics (available on Bb Assignments) and make and videotape an 8-‐10 minutes long video. The script should include sentence patterns learned from this class. The group will need one coordinator to delegate tasks and keep track of progress so the video can be completed on time for end-‐of-‐semester presentation in class. Because the extra time and work, the coordinator will be awarded 5 more points. The group will also evaluate the percentage of contribution each member has towards the project. The major requirement of the video is that a written draft has to be turned in and that the video has to have Chinese subtitles for the dialogues in the video for the benefit of the classmates to follow the story. The whole presentation will be evaluated on the draft (40%) and the product on pronunciation (20%), fluency of the dialogue delivery (20%), and presentation (20%). The details will be given as time approaches (see Homework Schedule). iv SCHOLASTIC DISHONESTY: 1. Copying another student’s work is considered an act of scholastic dishonesty. The student who does the copying will receive a “zero” for the assignment, while the other party will receive a 50% deduction of the original score. Sharing of answers of HW#2 with another student who was absent on the discussion day is also an act of copying. Any dispute will be forwarded to the Office of the Dean of Students. 2. Collaboration on any homework assignment is considered an act of scholastic dishonesty. Both or all students involved will receive a 50% deduction of the Homework score. 3. Passing information from one class to another is an act of scholastic dishonesty. It will be reported to the Office of the Dean of Students. ** Do not accept answers of homework from previous 412L students. Do not pass homework answers to future 412L students. 4. Any forms of cheating (along with those who commit it) will be reported to the Office of the Dean of Students. Religious Holidays Policy It is the policy of the University of Texas at Austin that the student must notify each instructor at least fourteen (14) days prior to the classes scheduled on dates he or she will be absent to observe a religious holy day. For religious holidays that fall within the first two weeks of the semester, the notice should be given on the first day of the semester. Students with Disabilities Students with disabilities may request appropriate accommodation from the Division of diversity and Community Engagement, Services or Students with Disabilities, 471-‐6259, TIPS FOR SUCCESS: 1. Visit : regularly and listen to class materials online. 2. After each test, exam or quiz, all students are encouraged to meet with the instructor for mistake discussions. 3. Check your emails regularly. Your teachers will communicate with you frequently. v ...
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