Chinese courses are divided into three streams.
A. Basic Chinese Language Courses
Stream A courses are designed for students who wish to acquire or to develop the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They are not open to students who are functionally fluent in Chinese. To ensure the best academic experience based on the student’s language background, each student must apply to be placed in a Stream A course at an appropriate level and in the class best suited to them. To request placement in any Stream A course, please click on the following link to download and submit the Placement Request Form.
CHN 1150 - gives slightly more attention to correct pronunciation and ease in listening/speaking. Character recognition has priority over writing. It is designed for students with absolutely no previous cultural or language background.
CHN 1151 - is for students who have had almost no exposure to Chinese language and culture, but may know something of Chinese by heritage, travel, or other experience, but have never formally studied Chinese language to this level.
CHN 2250 – Beginners’ Chinese 2
Students who have successfully completed CHN 1150 or CHN 1151 at Huron or have taken equivalent courses elsewhere may be placed in CHN 2250. Such courses may include OAC Chinese, a Heritage Language program, Saturday language school, tutorial at home, etc.
CHN 3350 – Chinese 3
Students who have successfully completed CHN 2250 at Huron or have taken equivalent courses elsewhere may be placed in CHN 3350.
CHN 4452a – Chinese 4a
Students who have successfully completed CHN 3350 at Huron or have taken equivalent courses elsewhere may be placed in CHN 4452a.
CHN 4453b – Chinese 4b
Students who have successfully completed CHN 4452a at Huron or have taken equivalent courses elsewhere may be placed in CHN 4453b.
Stream A courses do not prepare students to a level required for enrolment in Stream B courses.
There are no formal placement procedures for enrolment in Stream B or C Courses.
You can register in B or C courses, as you would in any other course at Western.
B. Advanced Language and Culture Courses (taught in Chinese)
These courses are designed for and accessible only to students whose basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are functionally fluent. Course instruction, activities, and readings help the student to prepare for certification or to explore specific aspects of Chinese language and culture through intense textual study, research, analysis, discussions and exercises.
Stream B current course offerings and details are listed at UWO Registrar Timetable
C. Chinese Culture and Literature Courses (taught in English)
Stream C current course offerings and details are listed at UWO Registrar Timetable.