Chinese Writing

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Course Description: This course is designed for students with a good understand of the Chinese language and would like to improve communication in writing. Writing skills, choice of words and implications, formats, etiquettes with different genres and styles (including letter, email, business exchange, etc.) will be taught.

Each week, students are asked to write a short paragraph in the given topic(s), which will be discussed in the class.

This course is 50% hands on technique and 50% lectures.

Instructor will provide a manual or hand-out for the course.  Student will be responsible for the purchase of required textbook. 

Pre-requisite:   One to four years of Chinese language knowledge. 

Class size:  5-15 students (ideal) if all at similar levels.   If students have varied levels, class can be capped at smaller size: 10. 

Minimum sign-up is four.  Otherwise, class will be cancelled.

Information Session for this course: 

Fri, Oct. 2, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 


Yu Luo Rioux, Ph. D., is teaching modern Chinese language, culture, and literature at UMass Lowell. Her work experience is long and varied, ranging from teaching, advising, translating, interpreting, and consulting. With a BA in English (language and literature) in China, MA in American Studies, and Ph. D. in (Human) Geography in the U. S., Dr. Rioux has a good understanding of cultural differences and challenges. Enhancing cross-cultural understanding has always been her passion. She has initiated and participated in cultural exchange programs, and has been invited to relevant guest lectures. She has published both in the English and the Chinese languages. Her research interests range from language acquisition to cross-cultural studies and the cultural geography of China.

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