Chinese – Beginners or equivalent (beginner’s knowledge of Chinese: A1 (Common European Framework)).
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.
Expending the knowledge acquired in the first semester, the learner will master basic Chinese grammar constructions and expressions, enabling him/her to handle basic daily conversations.
Mode of Instruction
The teaching method will be based on communicative-oriented approach, with strong focus on pronunciation and speaking fluency.
For the first week (from 3 -10 February):
Ding Anqi, Lily Jing, Xin Chen. 2010. Discover China Student’s book one. UK: Macmillan Education.
Betty Hung. 2010. Discover China Workbook book one. UK: Macmillan Education.
For the rest of this semester:
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)