Modern Languages at UTA
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Neal Liang

Szu-Yen (Neal) Liang

Chinese Coordinator
Assistant Professor

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Course Offerings

Listed below are the course numbers and descriptions for courses being offered in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.

For detailed listings of course sections please see the full course schedule at http://www.UTA.edu/MyMav.

Your course syllabus should be posted on your instructor's Research Profile page which may be found here. 



Chinese Courses • Fall 2016


CHIN 1441 • Beginning Chinese I

Section 001 • MWF 9:00-9:50 am
Section 002 • MWF 10:00-10:50 am
Section 003 • MWF 11:00-11:50 am

Multimedia immersion in the culture and language of China. Designed to enable students to understand and communicate effectively in Chinese at the beginning level. No prerequisites.


CHIN 1442 • Beginning Chinese II

Section 001 • MWF 10:00-10:50 am

Continuation of beginning Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 1441 with a grade of C or better.


CHIN 2313 • Intermediate Chinese I

Section 001 • MWF 9:00-9:50 am
Section 002 • MWF 11:00-11:50 am

Continued immersion in the culture and language of China. Application of strategies and technology in mastering listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: CHIN 1442 with a grade of C or better.


CHIN 3303 • Chinese Conversation

Section 001 • MWF 1:00-1:50 pm

Practice in oral expression with an emphasis on vocabulary building, listening comprehension, and speaking skills. Of special interest to students who wish to improve their skills in pronunciation, comprehension, and oral expression. Credit will not be granted to native speakers of Mandarin Chinese. However, heritage students may register for this course when they pass the Chinese CLEP test administered by the instructor. Prerequisite: CHIN 2314 with a grade of C or better.


CHIN 3310 • Chinese Localization And Translation

Section 001 • MWF 10:00-10:50 am

Introduction to cultural and linguistic issues in the translation of Chinese language texts. Students will explore current technologies used in various real-world translation contexts and how to adapt texts, products, and services to the locale for which they are intended. Prerequisite: CHIN 2314 or the equivalent with a grade of B or better. May not be repeated for credit.



CHIN 3345 • Introduction to Computer-Assisted Translation

Section 001 • MWF 10:00-10:50 am

Introduction to computer-assisted translation (CAT), machine translation (MT), translation memory (TM) and terminology management tools in modern translation and localization workflows. Prepares students for real-world careers in the language services industry. For students enrolled in Localization and Translation/Interpreting programs only.



CHIN 4334 • Contemporary Chinese Culture

Section 001 • Online Class

Examination of contemporary Chinese culture, with a focus on current events relevant to the Chinese-speaking world. Topics may include: language and culture, literature, film, business culture, and traditions. Students may take the course in English or in Chinese.


Chinese Courses • Spring 2016


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