UNH Manchester Launches Chinese Language Courses
June 15, 2011
Manchester, NH –The University of New Hampshire at Manchester announced in June that the urban campus will offer Chinese language courses during the 2011-2012 school year under the auspices of the Confucius Institute.
Beginning this fall, UNH Manchester will offer Elementary Chinese I (CHIN 401), a four-credit course which focuses on the fundamental vocabulary and grammar of Mandarin Chinese, as well as reading and writing in Romanization (pinyin) and in Chinese characters. The course will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:50 from August 29 through December 14, 2011.
The college will also offer Conversational Chinese (CHIN 400) this fall, a four-credit course for students with no previous training in Chinese and designed to promote conversational skills. Classroom topics will include those which enable students to function in China in everyday situations (e.g., food, leisure activities, transportation, business exchanges, tourism, and daily life). The course will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-7:50 p.m. from August 29 through December 14, 2011.
UNH Manchester will also host a High School-level course, Level I Chinese. The course will be open to all Manchester public high school students and, if space is available, students in private and surrounding public schools. The course will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m. from August 30 through December 15, 2011. Students will register for the course through their high school.
UNH Manchester plans to offer continuation courses during the spring of 2012 for each of these fall semester offerings. The spring semester begins on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. All of the courses will be taught by Yang Bei from Chengdu University who has a two-year appointment through the Confucius Institute of the University of New Hampshire. Those interested in receiving more information may contact the Registration Office at 603-641-4136.