Chinese 101-104 are designed for the general population; the classes focus equally on the four language skills and the integration of the four skills. If any of the following descriptions applies to you, you should consider the Heritage Track (CHIN 111-112):
- Speaking Mandarin Chinese at the intermediate level and above
- Speaking Mandarin Chinese as the home language or one of the home languages
- Having had extensive exposure to Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese or other variety of Chinese) and having obtained some level of proficiency in reading/writing in Chinese.
The placement test and a placement interview is required for our Chinese classes at all levels.
|Chinese 101 - Elementary Chinese I||placement||Fall|
|Chinese 102 - Elementary Chinese II||CHIN 101 or placement||Spring|
|Chinese 103 - Intermediate Chinese I||CHIN 102 or placement||Fall|
|Chinese 104 - Intermediate Chinese II||CHIN 103 or placement||Spring|
We use Integrated Chinese (Third Edition), published by Cheng-Tsui.com for Chinese 101-104.
Minor in Global Asian Studies
Students wishing to Minor in Global Asian Studies may be able to use one course from the CHIN 101-104 sequence to fulfill part of the requirements. Visit UIC’s Undergraduate Catalog for details.
Who to contact
For more information on policies, placement, and course syllabi or for questions about Chinese at UIC, please contact the Chinese Basic Language Coordinator.