Uc berkeley clp chinese Class Survey



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Chinese Class Survey


Name:       Email address:      

Year of your study in the upcoming semester:

Freshman  Sophomore Junior  Senior  Graduate

Major of study:      


1. Were you raised in a home where Mandarin or another Chinese dialect was spoken?

 Yes  No
2. Parents’ birthplace: Father       Mother      
3. If they were not born in the US, how old were they when they came to the US?

Father       Mother      


4. What is your parents’ native Chinese dialect? (Mandarin, Cantonese, etc.)

Native language/dialect Second language/dialect
Father            

Mother            


5. Where were you born?      

6. If foreign-born, how old were you when you came to the US?      

7. If you were born in a Chinese speaking country, did you receive any formal education there?

If “Yes”, the highest grade you completed:      


8. Check “yes” or “no” for the following questions.
8-1. Do you have elder brother(s)? Yes No

8-2. Do you have elder sister(s)?  Yes  No

8-3. Do you have younger brother(s)?  Yes  No

8-4. Do you have younger sister(s)?  Yes  No

9. Have you ever lived with your grandparents?
 Yes at what age and for how long?      
 No
9-1. If you have never lived with your grandparents, have you ever visited them?
 Yes how often?        No
10. What language/dialect do your parents speak to each other?      
10-1. How often do they speak Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, etc.) to each other?
Specify Mandarin, Cantonese, etc.
 All the time      

 Most of time      

 Sometimes      

 Seldom      

 Never      

11. What language(s) do your parents speak to other people?      


12. What language do your parents speak to YOU most of the time?
12-1. Father speaks to you      

12-2. Mother speaks to you      

13. What language do you speak most of the time?
13-1. To your father      

13-2. To your mother      

13-3. To your grandparents      

13-4. To your siblings      

13-5. To your friends      

13-6. To other people      

14. Have you taken any formal Chinese classes before? Yes No

14-1.


Where?

When?

Hrs/week?

For how long?

     

 kindergarden

     

      Semesters /       Quarters /       Months

     

 elementary school

     

      Semesters /       Quarters /       Months

     

 middle school

     

      Semesters /       Quarters /       Months

     

 high school

     

      Semesters /       Quarters /       Months

     

 college

     

      Semesters /       Quarters /       Months

     

 other (specify)

     


     

      Semesters /       Quarters /       Months

14-2. What was the highest level of Chinese you completed? Please specify:

 Beginning  Intermediate  Advanced  Other (specify)      

14-3. What textbook(s) have you used?      

14-4. What dialect(s) have you learned? (Mandarin, Cantonese, etc.)      

14-5. What pronunciation system have you learned? BoPoMoFo Pinyin

14-6. How many characters have you learned then?      

15. Have you taken the following tests?

15-1. SAT II Chinese  Yes  No Your score:      

15-2. Chinese AP exam  Yes  No Your score:      

15-3. Berkeley Chinese language placement test  Yes  No Your result:      

16. When someone speaks Chinese in an informal situation, how much do you estimate you understand? (1% - 100%)


Mandarin      % Your dialect (specify)      ,      %

17. When you watch TV in Chinese without subtitle, how much do you estimate you understand?

(1% - 100%)
Mandarin      % Your dialect (specify)       ,      %

18. Rate your proficiency in Chinese. Specify Mandarin, Cantonese etc.


18-1. Dialect 1:      





None Fluent




0

1

2

3

4

5

Listening













Speaking













Reading













Writing













18-2. Dialect 2:      







None Fluent




0

1

2

3

4

5

Listening













Speaking













Reading













Writing













19. What other languages do you speak? Rate your overall proficiency in these languages.




Languages

None Fluent

0

1

2

3

4

5

     













     













     













20. Have you ever gone to China/Taiwan? When? For how long?


                                                                      

                                                                      

21. What are the reasons for you to learn Mandarin Chinese now?
                                                                      

                                                                      






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