Instructor/ Fulbright Scholar East Asian Languages & Cultureshhsu@nd.edu
- FALL EALC 10151/20251/30351/40451/50551 - SPRING EALC 10152/20252/30352/40452/50552
This course offers students opportunities to enhance their Chinese reading skills utilizing Extensive Reading method. Students will choose their own reading materials varying from graded readers to authentic texts strategically collected for them. The materials should be at or slightly below the level at which students can read smoothly and quickly without consulting dictionaries or resorting to the practice of translation. They will be guided by the instructor to read large amounts of varied and interesting self-selected materials for both pleasure and information. Incorporating other activities such as group discussions, book reports, presentations, peer tutorials, and student-instructor consultations, the course will enable students not only to boost their Chinese reading proficiency but also to enhance their general language competence, resulting in more effective reading strategies, richer vocabulary, better writing skills, and increased knowledge of Chinese history, culture, and society.
Where Can Chinese Books Be Found?
Chinese Book Collection in the Fishbowl
Many of the Chinese books used for this course are shelved in the Fishbowl (1st Floor, Hesburgh Library). The collection consists of graded readers and authentic reading materials, including picture books and fiction books. Most books include the pinyin phonetic guide that parallels the Chinese text.
On this blog, you can browse Chinese books by reading level or topic (label). Each posting contains information about a book including, the call number linked to the ND Catalog record. Click the call number to view the location and the check-out status of the book. On some postings, you will find past student comments on the books. For example, view comments on 安的种子 An de zhong zi, 爷爷和我 Ye ye he wo, 成语精选 Cheng yu jing xuan. You too are welcome to post comments.