Chinese Language Program

In order to serve the diverse community in the Pasadena District, the Chinese Program at Pasadena City College offers classes that range from Chinese language courses and Chinese cultural courses to courses in Chinese literature. The Program helps students develop communicative skills in the Chinese language and a cosmopolitan knowledge of Chinese culture and literature. Students may also follow a course of study leading to a Chinese major.

Course Highlight

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Chnse 2a - Elementary Chinese (Mandarin) for Advanced Beginners

Intensive training in oral and written Chinese. Designed for students who already have some degree of fluency in spoken Chinese, but have had little or no formal training in reading and writing of Chinese characters. Improvement of oral expression. Introduction to Chinese grammar essentials, readings of simple contemporary Chinese stories; oral and written composition. No credit if taken after Chin 1 or 2. Total of 90 hours lecture.
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Culture Highlight

Chinese Customs & Festivals - Tomb Sweeping

The Qinqming Festival originated from the Hanshi Day (literally day with cold food only), a memorial day for Jie Zitui (or Jie Zhitui), one of many followers of Duke Wen of Jin. Jie Zitui died in 762 AD in the Spring and Autumn Period.
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Revised June 23, 2011