Yongtao Zhang

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Senior Lector
Address: 
434 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06511
Region: 
China

Courses

CHNS 110

Elementary Modern Chinese I

Intended for students with no background in Chinese. An intensive course with emphasis on spoken language and drills. Pronunciation, grammatical analysis, conversation practice, and introduction to reading and writing Chinese characters.

Term: Fall 2021
Day/Time: M,T,W,Th,F 9:25 AM - 10:15 AM, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM, 11:35 AM - 12:25 PM
CHNS 120

Elementary Modern Chinese II

Continuation of CHNS 110.

Term: Spring 2022
Day/Time: M,T,W,Th,F 9:25 AM - 10:15 AM, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM, 11:35 AM - 12:25 PM
CHNS 152

Advanced Modern Chinese for Heritage Speakers

The third level of the advanced learner sequence. Intended for students with intermediate high to advanced low speaking and listening skills and with intermediate reading and writing skills. The goal of the course is to help students effectively expand their skills in reading and writing while concurrently addressing the need to improve their listening and oral skills in formal environments. The materials cover a variety of topics relating to Chinese culture, society and cultural differences, supplemented with authentic video materials.

Term: Fall 2021
Day/Time: M,W,F 9:25 AM - 10:15 AM, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM, 11:35 AM - 12:25 PM
CHNS 172

Chinese for Scholarly Conversation

This course aims to bring students to advanced competence in all aspects of modern Chinese, and prepare students for advanced research or employment in a variety of China-related fields. Materials include readings on contemporary social, cultural, and political issues, which are written by prominent scholar writers in related fields. This level is suitable for students who have had four years of college Chinese prior to attending, or who have taken three years of an accelerated program meant for heritage speakers.

Term: Fall 2021
Day/Time: M,W 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM