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2016

University of Calgary

TCSL Programs in Canadian Universities

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Institute

University of Calgary

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Chinese Program

East Asian Language Studies (major)
Chinese Language (minor)

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Programs on Campus

Fall Program
Winter Program
Weekend Program

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Program in China

The Spring Program at Harbin Normal University; Term Abroad Program at Nanjing University

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Director/ Coordinator

Dr. Shu-ning Sciban; Dr. Wei Cai

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Enrolment

Fall Program: 130 students
Winter Program: 110 students
Weekend Program on Campus: 2007-2008 will be the first year to offer the weekend Chinese program on campus. The target number of students is 30.

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Chinese Instructors

Faculty Members: 2
Part-time Sessional Instructors: 2

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Teaching Assistants

Part-time Teaching Assistants: 1

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Curricular

Fall Program:
CHIN205-01, CHIN205-02, CHIN229, CHIN 279, CHIN301, CHIN331, CHIN421, CHIN355, CHIN 461
Winter Program:
CHIN207-01, CHIN207-02, CHIN303, CHIN333, CHIN431, CHIN 317
Weekend Program:
CHIN205, CHIN207
Chinese Program in China:
CHIN311, CHIN313

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Textbooks

Liu Xun, et al.“Practical Chinese Reader (Vol. 1& 2).” Beijing: The Commercial Press, 1981.

Shu-ning Sciban and Xiao-Jie Yang. “Fayin: Mandarin Pronunciation (CD-ROM).” Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2002.

Shu-ning Sciban, Catherine Yu and Xiao-Jie Yang. “Shizi: Chinese Characters (CD-ROM).” Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2003.

Catheryin Yu and Xiao-Jie Yang. “Tingli: Chinese Listening Comprehension (Beginners and Intermediate) (CD-ROM).” Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2002.

Olivia Yang, Shu-ning Sciban, Wei Cai and Xiao-Jie Yang. “Yuedu: Chinese Reading and Writing I (CD-ROM).” (unpublished CD)
Qin-Hong Anderson. “Masterworks Chinese Companion: Expressive Literacy through Reading and Composition.” Cheng and Tsui Company, 2004.

Reading packages of modern and contemporary Chinese fiction.

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Degree Offered

East Asian Language Studies: Major
Chinese Language: Minor

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Events/Activities

  • Annual Mandarin Speech Contest.
  • Chinese Club

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Contact Information

Dr. Shu-ning Sciban, Tel: 403-220-5305, Email: snsciban@ucalgary.ca
Dr. Wei Cai, Tel: 403-220-8590, Email: wcai@ucalgary.ca