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Mandarin 2 Pre-intermediate

Vak
2013-2014

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.
Successful completion of Mandarin 1.

Description

This course aims at the development of communicative skills, with a special focus on listening and speaking skills. The expanding of cultural knowledge about China and its people is an integral part of the course.

Course objectives

Expending the knowledge acquired in the first semester (with the course Mandarin for Beginners, the learner will master basic Chinese grammar constructions and expressions, enabling him/her to handle basic daily conversations.
Learners will acquire communicative skills enabling them to communicate limited information in simple everyday situations. They will be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar topics. (roughly corresponding to CEFR A2 level)

  • Learners will be able to read and understand short, simple texts on familiar matters containing the highest frequency vocabulary. They can also catch the main point in short, clear messages and announcements. (roughly corresponding to CEFR A2 level)

  • Learners will be familiar with cultural aspects of everyday life in China.

  • Learners will be able to write 400-450 Chinese simplified characters. They will be able to write simple phrases and sentences relating to areas of immediate need. (roughly corresponding to CEFR A1 level)

  • Learners will acquire 450-500 vocabulary items. They will master basic Chinese grammar constructions and expressions, which is sufficient for basic daily conversation.

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website

Mode of instruction

Lecture and tutorials

Attending lectures and tutorials is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or tutorial, please inform the tutor of the course. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the final exam or essay.

Assessment method

t.b.a.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used. Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.

Reading list

Course Materials:

  • Compulsory Literature
    Shaoyang Qi. 2011. Discover China Student’s book two. UK: Macmillan Education. (ISBN: 0230406394)
    Jie Zhang. 20111. Discover China Workbook book two. UK: Macmillan Education. (ISBN: 0230406408)

  • 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)

Registration

Students are requested to register through uSis, the registration system of Leiden University for this course. General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

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