CHINESE 4 CP (544); FRENCH 4 CP (543); ITALIAN 4 CP (548); SPANISH 4 CP (542)

Level 4 (CP)

The goals of Level 4 courses are for students to be able to communicate and produce the target language by using strings of sentences and simple paragraphs, to ask and answer questions, offer opinions, summarize, compare and contrast and perform oral or written simple analysis on a given topic. The fourth level of language study is based on activities that develop proficiency in the four communicative skills:  listening, speaking, reading and writing.  There is extensive study of culture and the development of literacy skills (reading and writing) at this level.  Communicative competence and extensive cultural knowledge are developed through the sequential building of the interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes of communication.  At the completion of a Level 4 course, the majority of students are expected to perform in the Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid range of language proficiency.  Students enrolled in these courses are expected to communicate primarily in the target language in class.

*In Level 4 Chinese, exposure of adapted authentic text will complement the interpretive skill of the spoken and written Chinese language.  Writing and typing in either traditional or simplified characters will be further developed through increased regular practice.  Language proficiency will be further developed to enable students to successfully speak about a variety of uncomplicated, basic, and communicative topics and social situations. This course engages students in an exploration of both contemporary and historical Chinese culture.