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Taiwanese

As a result of political change within Taiwan, the long-suppressed Hokkien language (Taiwanese), spoken by 71 percent of the population, is gaining legitimacy. Although Taiwanese was previously not even spoken in schools, it is now being introduced into school curriculums throughout the country. In addition, it is being used more and more often in the politics, mass media, and everyday speech of the Taiwanese people.

In the Taiwanese language, there are 7 different tones; when speaking, it is necessary to change these tones. This language comes from a highly developed culture which, like that of the Chinese, has a 5,000 year history. As a written language, Taiwanese and Chinese (Mandarin) are very similar in that they use the same characters. As a spoken language, however, these languages are completely different. Because Taiwanese speech has developed differently than its written form, there now exists a slight difference between reading and writing Taiwanese, versus how it is spoken.

Faculty:
  • Lecturer in Foreign Language
Current Course Offerings:

Term A = Spring

Term B = Summer

Term C = Fall


Course Title Term Time
CHIN 052-680 CHIN052 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE II 2012A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 152-680 CHIN152 - INTERMED TAIWANESE II 2012A TBA TBA-
CHIN 051-680 CHIN051 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE I 2012C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 151-680 CHIN151 - INTERMEDIATE TAIWANESE I 2012C TR 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 052-680 CHIN052 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE II 2013A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 152-680 CHIN152 - INTERMED TAIWANESE II 2013A TBA TBA-
CHIN 051-680 CHIN051 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE I 2013C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 151-680 CHIN151 - INTERMEDIATE TAIWANESE I 2013C TR 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 052-680 CHIN052 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE II 2014A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 152-680 CHIN152 - INTERMED TAIWANESE II 2014A TBA TBA-
CHIN 051-680 CHIN051 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE I 2014C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 151-680 CHIN151 - INTERMEDIATE TAIWANESE I 2014C TR 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 052-680 CHIN052 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE II 2015A CANCELED
CHIN 152-680 CHIN152 - INTERMED TAIWANESE II 2015A TR 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 051-680 CHIN051 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE I 2015C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 151-680 CHIN151 - INTERMEDIATE TAIWANESE I 2015C CANCELED
CHIN 052-680 CHIN052 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE II 2016A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 152-680 CHIN152 - INTERMED TAIWANESE II 2016A CANCELED
CHIN 051-680 CHIN051 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE I 2016C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 151-680 CHIN151 - INTERMEDIATE TAIWANESE I 2016C TR 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 052-680 CHIN052 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE II 2017A CANCELED
CHIN 152-680 CHIN152 - INTERMED TAIWANESE II 2017A TR 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 051-680 CHIN051 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE I 2017C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 151-680 CHIN151 - INTERMEDIATE TAIWANESE I 2017C CANCELED