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Ying Gao

Lecturer
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
CHIN 1010: Elementary Chinese
Credits: 4
Introduction to the fundamentals of modern Chinese. No prerequisites. This course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Prerequisite: none.
CHIN 1020: Elementary Chinese
Credits: 4
The second in a two-semester introduction to modern Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 1010 or equivalent background (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).
CHIN 1060: Accelerated Elementary Chinese
Credits: 4
Specifically intended for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Mandarin Chinese, but little or no reading and writing ability. The course focuses on reading and writing Chinese. The goals of this course are to help students: (a) achieve control of the Chinese sound system (the 4 tones and Pinyin) and basic components of Chinese characters; (b) be able to write 400-500 characters, (c) express themselves clearly in written form on a variety of covered topics using learned grammar patterns and vocabulary, (d) improve their basic reading skills (including learning to use a Chinese dictionary).
CHIN 2060: Accelerated Intermediate Chinese
Credits: 4
This course is specifically designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Mandarin Chinese, but with reading and writing ability equivalent to a student who has completed CHIN 1020. The course focuses on reading and writing Chinese. The goals of this course are to help students: (a) achieve a basic level of reading competency with a vocabulary of 1000 characters; (b) express themselves clearly in written Chinese on a variety of topics using learned grammar patterns and vocabulary. Prerequisite: CHIN 1060 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).
CHIN 3010: Pre-Advanced Chinese I
Credits: 3
This course is the continuation of Intermediate Chinese (CHIN 2020). All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Readings and discussions are related to various aspects of modern China. The class is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 2020 or 2060 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).
CHIN 3015: Language House Conversation
Credits: 1
For students residing in the Chinese group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
CHIN 3020: Pre-Advanced Chinese II
Credits: 3
This course is a continuation of CHIN 3010. Readings and discussion are related to various aspects of modern China. The class is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Prerequisite: CHIN 3010, CHIN 3050, Placement Test Results or Instructor Permission
CHIN 3025: Language House Conversation
Credits: 1
For students residing in the Chinese group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
CHIN 4993: Independent Study in Chinese
Credits: 1–3
Independent Study in Chinese.