CN 201 - Chinese Language in Context: Novice Abroad III
This class is intended to be a course in Chinese language as part of IES Abroad Shanghai Program for students who have studied Chinese at least two semesters. The lessons encompass many new sentence patterns, more than 300 new words, as well as activity objectives.
Research has demonstrated that study abroad can enhance every aspect of language ability. One of the most important general findings of this research is, however, that study abroad is most beneficial for the development of abilities related to social interaction. Students who go abroad can learn to do things with words, such as requesting, apologizing, or offering compliments, and they may also learn to interpret situations calling such speech acts in ways that local people do…In short, and logically, study abroad has been shown to enhance the aspects of communicative competence that are most difficult to foster in classroom settings (IES Abroad MAP for Language and Intercultural Communication, p. 6).