An intermediate course that continues intensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing and consolidates achievements from the first year of study. Students improve oral fluency, study more complex grammatical structures, expand both reading and writing vocabulary, and start practicing composition. Students develop cultural competency and further engage in China studies as they build knowledge of Chinese culture and society. This course includes individual tutorials with the instructor and a language lab. Prerequisite: ASIA 102 or permission of instructor. See program director.