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Modern Chinese Oral/Aural Proficiency B

Vak 2012-2013

Admission requirements

The course is taught in Mandarin. Students must have a prior level of Mandarin at least equivalent to HSK 4. They must also meet all entry requirements for the MA in Chinese Studies.

Description

Class activities include listening comprehension, group discussion, oral presentations and interviews with native speakers.
Students are required to give two oral presentations during the semester. They are also expected to be thoroughly prepared and to contribute actively.

Course objectives

  • Help MA students currently at a high-intermediate level to develop their oral/aural proficiency by working with authentic audio materials that are related to the reading/writing course;
  • Train students in how to give oral presentations in their research field, with special attention to fluency, vocabulary and familiarity with IT resources.

Timetable

First semester, two hours per week.
Check the timetable on the departmental website.

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Assessment method

  • Class listening comprehension and oral assignment 30%
  • Oral presentation 40%
  • Final exam (listening comprehension) 30%

Blackboard

Yes
For enrollment,visit the website Blackboard. Then click on: courses > Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen > China, Talen en Culturen van > 2012-2013> Registrer/enroll.

Reading list

Authentic language materials (audio and written) will be distributed during the term.

Registration

Register through uSis.

Contact information

Mrs. Wang Ying-Ting MA: y.wang@hum.leidenuniv.nl