Catalog 2019-20

Hmong

Hmong (HMONG) Courses

HMONG 401 Elementary Hmong

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course will provide an introduction to the Hmong language at the elementary level, which is characterized by an emerging ability to understand and produce appropriate responses in high-frequency situation utilizing learned materials, standardized messages, phrases and expressions including terms for addressing, numbers, time, dates, days, weather, and kinship terms. Speaking and writing will be comprehensible to a sympathetic listener, including a native speaker used to interacting with non-native speakers. Verbal and written expression is limited to short, culturally appropriate communication. Students will also acquire knowledge of the geography, culture and people of regions where Hmong is spoken as well as Hmong-speakers’ contributions to North American and world-wide cultures.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1 PRODUCE AND COMPREHEND BASIC COURTESIES AND SIMPLE CONVERSATIONS IN HMONG.

HMONG 402 Elementary Hmong II

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: HMONG 401 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

This is the second course in the Elementary Hmong sequence. It is designed for students who have completed Hmong 401 and provides refinement of skills learned in Hmong 401. Students will gain increased accuracy and ability to understand and produce appropriate responses in high frequency situations utilizing learned materials. Speaking and writing will be comprehensible to a sympathetic listener. Verbal and written expression will be limited to short, culturally appropriate communication on a broader scale than at the 401 level. Students will acquire a knowledge of the geography, culture, and people of regions where Hmong is spoken and of Hmong speakers' contributions to North American and world cultures.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: PRODUCE AND COMPREHEND BASIC COURTESIES AND SIMPLE CONVERSATIONS IN HMONG.

CRC offers the basic grammar and conversation courses in Hmong. Students will be able to understand the spoken language, to speak with reasonable fluency, and to write at their speaking level.