Outcome Statements for Chinese Majors
A. Language Proficiency
a. Students are able to handle most uncomplicated communicative tasks and social situations.
b. Students can initiate, sustain and close a general conversation.
c. Students show evidence of connected discourse.
d. Students can generally be understood even by persons not accustomed to dealing with Chinese language learners at this level.
e. Students are able to deal appropriately with basic socio-linguistic aspects of Chinese, such as the use of the formal vs. informal address.
f. Students are able to complete complicated tasks, such as support opinions, talk about hypothetical situations, and carry on discussions and debating.
a. Students can sustain understanding over longer stretches of connected discourse on a number of topic
b. Students show an ability to understand the gist of complex speech on an unfamiliar topic, such as a television documentary or a lecture on a cultural topic.
a. Students are able to read texts in areas of the students’ interest or professional field.
b. Students are able to comprehend the main idea and some detailed aspects of linguistically complex texts on unfamiliar topics.
a. Students can write about a variety of topics in detail, but with limited accuracy.
b. Students are able to meet most practical writing needs, including letters, reports and essays.
c. Students produce a text with a good structure cohesively
B. Cultural Competence
C. Practical and Professional Skills