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Modern Chinese Oral/Aural Proficiency A


Admission requirements

The course is taught in Mandarin. Students must have a prior level of Mandarin at least equivalent to new HSK 5 (old HSK 6) or TOCFL level 4. They must also meet all entry requirements for the MA in Chinese Studies.


Before class tasks consist of listening comprehension and preparation for vocabulary and grammar, and will be submitted via Google Docs.
Class activities include group discussion and oral presentation. Students are required to give oral presentations. 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.


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

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

  • Before class tasks 30%

  • Oral presentation 40 %

  • Final exam (listening comprehension) 30%



Reading list

Teaching materials will be distributed during the term.


Registration through uSis is compulsory. No registration means no admission to this course.

Contact information

Mrs. Wang Ying-Ting MA: