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E.g. 2016-2017

CHINLANG 131: Business Chinese, First Quarter

Commercial, economic, and business-related vocabulary. Materials include formal business conversations, newspaper and journal articles, and TV news on trade and economic. Technical language and business etiquette. Student oral and written reports on their own research regarding recent economic developments, using sources in China. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 103 or equivalent.

2016-2017
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CHINLANG 132: Business Chinese, Second Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 131. Commercial, economic, and business-related vocabulary. Materials include formal business conversations, newspaper and journal articles, and TV news on trade and economic. Technical language and business etiquette. Student oral and written reports on their own research regarding recent economic developments, using sources in China. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 131.

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CHINLANG 133: Business Chinese, Third Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 132. Commercial, economic, and business-related vocabulary. Materials include formal business conversations, newspaper and journal articles, and TV news on trade and economic. Technical language and business etiquette. Student oral and written reports on their own research regarding recent economic developments, using sources in China. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 132.

2016-2017
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CHINLANG 190A: Third-Year Yoruba, First Quarter

This is a third year course and part 1 a 3 part sequence.This course is intended for Pre-Advanced and Advanced students of Yoruba Language who have completed at least two years of Yoruba study.

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CHINLANG 199: Individual Reading

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CHINLANG 200: Directed Reading

May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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CHINLANG 211: Fourth-Year Modern Chinese, First Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 103. This is the first quarter of a three-quarter sequence designed for students with advanced-level proficiency in Chinese. Discussions are based on short stories, essays and newspaper articles, and academic journal articles. Emphasis is on social and cultural issues in contemporary China. Students will learn speed-reading techniques and explore more subtle distinctions in Chinese language use, such as formal vs. informal styles and word choice, toward developing a more sophisticated understanding and command of the language. Having completed one year of study at this level, students will acquire sufficient skills in reading, writing, and speaking on various topics of personal,or academic,interest more effectively and accurately. Prerequisite: placement test, CHINLANG 103.

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CHINLANG 211B: Fourth- Year Modern Chinese for Bilingual Students, First Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 103B. This is the first quarter of a three-quarter sequence designed for bilingual students with advanced-level proficiency in Chinese. Discussions are based on short stories, essays and newspaper articles, along with related media materials. Emphasis is on social and cultural issues in contemporary China. Students will learn speed-reading techniques and explore more subtle distinctions in Chinese language use, such as formal vs. informal styles and word choice, toward developing a more sophisticated understanding and command of the language. Having completed one year of study at this level, students will acquire sufficient skills in reading, writing, and speaking on various topics of personal, or public, interests more effectively and accurately. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 103B.

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CHINLANG 212: Fourth-Year Modern Chinese, Second Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 211. Second quarter of fourth year Chinese. Discussions are based on short stories, essays and newspaper articles, and academic journal articles. Emphasis is on social and cultural issues in contemporary China. Students will learn speed-reading techniques and explore more subtle distinctions in Chinese language use, such as formal vs. informal styles and word choice, toward developing a more sophisticated understanding and command of the language. Having completed one year of study at this level, students will acquire sufficient skills in reading, writing, and speaking on various topics of personal or academic interest more effectively and accurately. Prerequisite: Placement Test, CHINLANG 211.

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CHINLANG 212B: Fourth-Year Modern Chinese for Bilingual Students, Second Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 211B. Second quarter of Fourth Year Chinese for bilingual students. Discussions are based on short stories, essays and newspaper articles, along with related media materials. Emphasis is on social and cultural issues in contemporary China. Students will learn speed-reading techniques and explore more subtle distinctions in Chinese language use, such as formal vs. informal styles and word choice, toward developing a more sophisticated understanding and command of the language. Having completed one year of study at this level, students will acquire sufficient skills in reading, writing, and speaking on various topics of personal, or public, interests more effectively and accurately. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 211B.

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CHINLANG 213: Fourth-Year Modern Chinese, Third Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 212. Third quarter of Fourth Year Chinese. Discussions are based on short stories, essays and newspaper articles, and academic journal articles. Emphasis is on social and cultural issues in contemporary China. Students will learn speed-reading techniques and explore more subtle distinctions in Chinese language use, such as formal vs. informal styles and word choice, toward developing a more sophisticated understanding and command of the language. Having completed one year of study at this level, students will acquire sufficient skills in reading, writing, and speaking on various topics of personal, or academic, interests more effectively and accurately. Prerequisite: Placement Test, CHINLANG 212.

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CHINLANG 213B: Fourth-Year Modern Chinese for Bilingual Students, Third Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 212B. Third quarter of Fourth Year Chinese for bilingual students. Discussions are based on short stories, essays and newspaper articles, along with related media materials. Emphasis is on social and cultural issues in contemporary China. Students will learn speed-reading techniques and explore more subtle distinctions in Chinese language use, such as formal vs. informal styles and word choice, toward developing a more sophisticated understanding and command of the language. Having completed one year of study at this level, students will acquire sufficient skills in reading, writing, and speaking on various topics of personal, or public, interests more effectively and accurately. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 212B.

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CHINLANG 225: Chinese through Modern Fiction (CHINLANG 125)

Increasing Chinese language proficiency through reading original modern Chinese literary masterpieces covered in Chingen 133/233, including prominent modern Chinese writers such as Lu Xun, Shen Congwen, Ding Ling, Zhang Ailing and Yu Hua. Students will gain Chinese language skills and enhance their understanding of Chinese culture. Enrollment in Chingen 133/233 is not required but encouraged. Prerequisite: Chinlang 103, chinlang 103B or equivalent (proved by placement test result).

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CHINLANG 231A: Fifth-Year Modern Chinese: Current Issues, First Quarter

One of the two components of fifth-year Chinese, first quarter: A content focuses on politics, the economy, technology and society. Sequence facilitates advanced training in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Targeted functional abilities include presentational and sociocultural appropriate language in formal and informal, academic, and professional contexts. Students can take 231A alone for 2 units, or take 231A concurrently with 231B for 4 units. Prerequisite: Placement Test, CHINLANG 213, or CHINLANG 213B.

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CHINLANG 231B: Fifth-Year Modern Chinese: Cultural Texts, First Quarter

One of the two components of fifth-year Chinese, first quarter: 'B' content includes cultural and literary texts in the form of dramas, fictional pieces, poetry, essays, TV shows and films. Sequence facilitates advanced training in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Targeted functional abilities include presentational and socioculturally appropriate language in formal and informal, academic, and professional contexts. Students can take 231B alone for 2 units, or take 231B concurrently with 231A for 4 units. Prerequisite: Placement Test, CHINLANG 213, or CHINLANG 213B.

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CHINLANG 232A: Fifth-Year Modern Chinese: Current Issues, Second Quarter

One of the two components of fifth-year Chinese, second quarter: 'A' content focuses on politics, the economy, technology and society. Sequence facilitates advanced training in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Targeted functional abilities include presentational and socioculturally appropriate language in formal and informal, academic, and professional contexts. Students can take 232A alone for 2 units, or take 232A concurrently with 232B for 4 units. Prerequisite: Placement Test, CHINLANG 231A, or CHINLANG 231B.

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CHINLANG 232B: Fifth-Year Modern Chinese: Cultural Texts, Second Quarter

One of the two components of fifth-year Chinese, second quarter: 'B' content includes cultural and literary texts in the form of dramas, fictional pieces, poetry, essays, TV shows and films. Sequence facilitates advanced training in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Targeted functional abilities include presentational and socioculturally appropriate language in formal and informal, academic, and professional contexts. Students can take 232B alone for 2 units, or take 232B concurrently with 232A for 4 units. Prerequisite: Placement Test, CHINLANG 231B, or CHINLANG 231A.

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CHINLANG 233A: Fifth-Year Modern Chinese: Current Issues, Third Quarter

One of the two components of fifth-year Chinese, third quarter: 'A' content focuses on politics, the economy, technology and society. Sequence facilitates advanced training in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Targeted functional abilities include presentational and socioculturally appropriate language in formal and informal, academic, and professional contexts. Students can take 233A alone for 2 units, or take 233A concurrently with 233B for 4 units. Prerequisite: Placement Test, CHINLANG 232A, or CHINLANG 232B.

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CHINLANG 233B: Fifth-Year Modern Chinese: Cultural Texts, Third Quarter

One of the two components of fifth-year Chinese, third quarter: 'B' content includes cultural and literary texts in the form of dramas, fictional pieces, poetry, essays, TV shows and films. Sequence facilitates advanced training in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Targeted functional abilities include presentational and socioculturally appropriate language in formal and informal, academic, and professional contexts. Students can take 233B alone for 2 units, or take 233B concurrently with 233A for 4 units. Prerequisite: Placement Test, CHINLANG 232B, or CHINLANG 232A.

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CHINLANG 331E: Accelerated Beginning Mandarin for Engineering Students, First Quarter

Restricted to graduate engineering students participating in the China Internship Program..

2016-2017
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CHINLANG 394: Graduate Studies in Chinese Conversation

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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CHINLANG 395: Graduate Studies in Chinese

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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EFSLANG 197: Directed Study

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EFSLANG 397: Directed Study

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EFSLANG 683P: Workshop in Pronunciation for International Students

(1-2 units). Provides support in the development of clear, comprehensible English pronunciation. Includes attention to individual sounds as well as stress, rhythm, and intonation. Students taking the course for 3 units will have additional individual assignments and a 30-minute tutorial each week. Limited to visiting undergraduates and students in the High School Summer College program.

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EFSLANG 683R: Workshop in Reading and Vocabulary for International Students

(1-2 units). Provides support in the development of English reading skills for academic purposes, including work on comprehension, speed, and critical interpretation, along with strategies for improving vocabulary. Students taking the course for 2 units will have additional individual assignments and a 30-minute tutorial each week. Limited to visiting undergraduates and students in the High School Summer College program.

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EFSLANG 683S: Workshop in Oral Communication for International Students

(1-2 units) Provides support in the development of listening and speaking skills in English, including academic listening, small group discussion, oral presentation, and intercultural communication. Students taking the course for 2 units will have additional individual assignments and a 30-minute tutorial each week. Limited to visiting undergraduates and students in the High School Summer College program.

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EFSLANG 683W: Workshop in Written Communication for International Students

(1-2 units). Provides support in the development of English writing skills for non-natives. Writing assignments are negotiated with the instructor and may include practice in composition, SAT or TOEFL writing, and writing university application essays and statements of purpose. Students taking the course for 2 units will have additional individual assignments and a 30-minute tutorial each week. Limited to visiting undergraduates and students in the High School Summer College program.

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EFSLANG 684S: Language and Culture of Silicon Valley

Provides an overview of Silicon Valley's unique culture and language patterns via exposure to authentic materials, such as blogs and videos, and interaction with students and professionals in local industry. Participants learn and practice language forms characteristic of this region across all skills. Those taking the course for 2 units will have additional individualized assignments and a 50-minute tutorial each week. Limited to visiting non-native English speaking undergraduates and students in the High School Summer College program. (1-2 units)

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EFSLANG 687X: American Language and Culture: Silicon Valley First Session

Closed enrollment. Intensive English language and U.S. culture program. Enrollment limited to 14.

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EFSLANG 687Y: American Language and Culture: Silicon Valley, Second Session

Closed enrollment. Intensive English language and U.S. culture program. Enrollment limited to 14. Course may be repeated once.

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EFSLANG 688: Intensive English and Academic Orientation for Foreign Graduate Students

Goal is to prepare incoming international graduate students for full-time study. Academic orientation and instruction in academic writing, listening, discussion, oral presentation, and spoken usage. Enrollment limited to 14. Course may be repeated once.

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EFSLANG 688A: Intensive Spoken English

For current graduate students. Includes work on listening, oral presentation, discussion, and conversational interaction. May fulfill any two of the following EFS requirements, subject to approval by the EFS Director: EFSLANG 690A, 690B, 691, 693B.

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EFSLANG 688B: Intensive Academic Writing

For current graduate students. Focus on academic writing, with some work in reading and vocabulary development. Engineering, science, humanities, and social science students prepare a research paper; business students write one or more case studies. Fulfills requirement for EFSLANG 697 or 698A, subject to approval by the EFSLANG Director.

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EFSLANG 688V: Intensive English and Academic Orientation for Stanford Visiting Scholars

Goal is to improve English proficiency and introduce the university environment. Writing, pronunciation, listening, discussion, oral presentation, and spoken usage. Enrollment limited to 14.

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EFSLANG 689A: Exploring the Language and Culture of Sports in the USA

Develops familiarity with three of the most popular sports in the United States: football, baseball, and basketball. Beginning with an overview of the rules of each game and its history, students are introduced to the patterns of language that surround sports culture and pervade American communication even outside sports-related interactions. Students examine academic and popular sources on sports, focusing on the language of sports culture, metaphors, and idioms that occur in daily English language use through practice of the language forms both inside and outside the classroom. Intended for current graduate students and graduate summer visitors.

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EFSLANG 689B: Building Communication Skills through Improvisation

Focus on building a range of English communication skills through improvisation activities. Participants explore theatrical techniques that teach collaboration, spontaneity, team building, storytelling, and confident public speaking with connections to academic, professional, and personal situations. Course is co-taught by an improvisation expert and an ESL instructor. No previous improvisation or theater experience necessary.

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EFSLANG 689H: American Humor

Analysis of jokes, humorous stories, and situations through modern media. Practice in advanced listening comprehension and English idioms.

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EFSLANG 689L: Living in the USA

Life and relationships outside the University classroom. Goal is to familiarize international students with the cultural expectations and forms of language use in a variety of situations in the University community and in other social situations. Enrollment limited to 14.

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EFSLANG 689P: Pronunciation

The sounds of English, and stress, intonation, and rhythm patterns important to natural-sounding speech. Enrollment limited to 14.

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EFSLANG 689S: Exploring Silicon Valley Language and Culture

Focus on developing communicative skills in the context of Silicon Valley with its unique culture and language patterns. Through analysis and discussion of language and content from authentic materials, such as popular blogs and videos, students gain familiarity with local norms for interacting with the people who live and work in this region. Includes topics relevant to entrepreneurs, tech professionals, and students as well as a short individual project. Intended for both new and continuing international graduate students.

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EFSLANG 689T: Interacting in California's Vineyard Culture

Focuses on communicative skills in the context of California's renowned wine culture. Emphasis on the language of wine using appropriate terminology, and interacting knowledgeably with restaurant and retail wine staff. Topics include learning the fundamentals of vineyard techniques, varietal characteristics, tasting techniques, drinking and ordering etiquette. Course is co-taught by a wine expert and an ESL instructor. Class consists of a short interactive lecture, a communicative activity such as role playing, and a tasting of four specially selected wines. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Fee.

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EFSLANG 689V: Vocabulary and Idiom

Building vocabulary for academic success. Idiomatic language, and what idioms and metaphors reflect about American culture. Enrollment limited to 14.

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EFSLANG 690A: Interacting in English

Strategies for communicating effectively in social and academic settings. Informal and formal language used in campus settings, including starting and maintaining conversations, asking questions, making complaints, and contributing ideas and opinions. Simulations and discussions, with feedback on pronunciation, grammar, and usage. Enrollment limited to 14.

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EFSLANG 690B: Academic Discussion

Skills for effective participation in classroom settings, seminars, and research group meetings. Pronunciation, grammar, and appropriateness for specific tasks. Feedback on language and communication style. Enrollment limited to 14. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: EFSLANG 690A or consent of instructor.

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EFSLANG 690C: Advanced Interacting in English

Communication skills for extended discourse such as storytelling and presenting supported arguments. Development of interactive listening facility and overall intelligibility and accuracy. Goal is advanced fluency in classroom, professional and social settings. Identification of and attention to individual patterned errors. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: EFSLANG 690B or consent of instructor. Enrollment limited to 14.

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EFSLANG 691: Oral Presentation

For advanced graduate students. Practice in academic presentation skills; strategy, design, organization, and use of visual aids. Focus is on improving fluency and delivery style, with videotaping for feedback on language accuracy and usage. Enrollment limited to 14. May be repeated once for credit.

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EFSLANG 691S: Oral Presentation

For advanced graduate students. Practice in academic presentation skills; strategy, design, organization, and use of visual aids. Focus is on improving fluency and delivery style, with video recording for feedback on language accuracy and usage. Fulfills the requirement for EFSLANG 691.

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EFSLANG 692: Speaking and Teaching in English

For non-native speakers who must teach in English. Focus is on developing clarity, intelligibility, and effectiveness through weekly presentations simulating actual teaching assistant responsibilities. Enrollment limited to 14. May be repeated once for credit.

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EFSLANG 693A: Listening Comprehension

Strategies for effective listening in an academic setting, focusing on identifying key ideas in lectures. Practice in understanding words and phrases commonly encountered in classroom settings. Computer-based exercises for comprehension of rapid, natural speech. Enrollment limited to 14.

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