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Prospectus

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Chinese - Intermediate

Course
2013-2014

Tag(s)

GC

Admission Requirements

Chinese – Beginners, Chinese – Elementary or an intermediate knowledge of Chinese: A2 (Common European Framework)

Description

This course aims at the development of communicative skills, with a special focus on listening and speaking skills. It also introduces frequently used basic grammatical structures in order to solidify the learner’s knowledge of Chinese grammar.

Course Objectives

This is an intermediate course. At the end of the learning period, the learner will not only be able to understand basic sentence structures and frequently used expressions in Chinese, but will also be able to talk about more abstract topics.

Mode of Instruction

The teaching method will be based on communicative-oriented approach, with strong focus on speaking fluency.

Assessment

To be confirmed in the course syllabus:

Class oral assignment 30% (twice per semester)
Class dictation test 10%
Final Listening/speaking exam 30%
Final Written exam 30%

Two oral assignments will be arranged per semester. The first oral assignment is an individual assignment; the second one is a group assignment.

Class dictation tests will be held when a lesson is finished (check “weekly overview” on Blackboard for details).

The final listening/speaking exam and written exam will take place during the “reading week” (26-30 May).

Literature

Compulsory Literature
Yuehua Liu et al. 2010. Integrated Chinese level 2 part 1 Textbook (third edition, simplified and traditional characters). Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company. ISBN: 9780887276804/9780887276798

Yuehua Liu et al. 2010. Integrated Chinese level 2 part 1 Workbook (third edition, simplified and traditional characters). Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company. ISBN: 9780887276835

Recommended Literature & Other Sources (e.g. websites, Academic Journals, documentaries etc.)

Claudia Ross, Jing-heng Sheng Ma. 2006. Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar. London: Routledge. (ISBN: 0-415-70010-8)

Contact Information

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Weekly Overview

To be announced on Blackboard before the start of the third block.

Preparation for first session

For the first session, please prepare the following:

Integrated Chinese level 2, part 1 textbook: lesson 1
Text: p.3 & p.5张天明是大学一年级的学生…明是明天的明
Vocabulary: 1-7, 21-22
Grammar: 1&2
Word & phrases: A&B