The course is taught in Mandarin. Students must have a prior level of Mandarin at least equivalent to HSK 5. They must also meet all entry requirements for the MA in Chinese Studies.
This course is composed of three parts: before class tasks, class activities and after-class tasks. Before class tasks include analyses of sample texts, such as commenting on the structure, format, style, and vocabulary of a sample text. Class activities include discussion of sample texts and students’ written works, discussion of writing styles and formats, pattern exercises, group/individual writing. After-class tasks include reading text samples and completion of writing assignments, for instance, commenting on or revising text samples of other students’ work. After-class tasks are internet-based: text samples are retrieved and assignments are handed in via Blackboard.
A personal portfolio for each student will record students’ writing output during this semester. In addition, students have to hand in two writing assignments (CV with biography and cover letter, and a research proposal).
Students are also expected to prepare adequately and to contribute actively.
• Help MA students currently at a high-intermediate level to develop Chinese writing skills for specific purposes, i.e., writing of research reports, application letters, curriculum vitae, comments and summaries. The focus lies on academic writing skills.
• Familiarize students with common genres and styles of written Chinese.
Mode of instruction
Before class tasks (30%)
After-class tasks (40%)
Final exam (30%)
Yes. For enrollment,visit the website Blackboard .
Teaching materials will be distributed during the term.
Register through uSis.
Lecturer: Mrs Y. Wang