Students continue to study grammar and broaden their vocabulary through intermediate textbook readings and authentic materials—including articles on current social topics, plays, and short stories—of increasing complexity. Students improve their listening comprehension skills and understanding of Chinese culture by watching a Chinese television series. They participate in class discussions and prepare written assignments. Students may have the opportunity to use their language skills by helping recent immigrants from China navigate life in their new community. This course requires a significant time commitment outside of class.