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2012/2013  BA-JAP_VBC  Basic Chinese 1

English Title
Basic Chinese 1

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
wednesday, 14.25 - 17.10, week 36-41,43-46.
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Max. participants 25
Study board
Study Board for Asian Study Programme
Course coordinator
  • Susan Aagaard Petersen - Department of International Economics and Management
Main Category of the Course
  • Communication
  • Language and Intercultural Studies
Last updated on 03-07-2012
Learning objectives
The course’s development of personal competences: This course will help student to become more cultural sensitive and strengthen his/her ability to communicate across cultures and languages.
Learning objectives for the oral exam are:
• The student must demonstrate knowledge of basic elements of Chinese language covered in the syllabus.
• The students should be able to read aloud with a pronunciation so clear that it does not interfere with understanding.
• The student should be able to recognize and correctly read Chinese characters practiced in the syllabus.
• The student must demonstrate that he/she understands basic spoken Chinese.
• The student should be able to have a simple conversation on topics covered in the syllabus.
• The student should be able to in conversation structure sentences according to the syntax and basic sentence models covered in the syllabus.
Excluding ASP students, otherwise no limitations or previous language qualifications needed.
Basic Chinese 1:
Type of test Oral Exam
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner Second internal examiner
Exam period Winter Term
Aids With time for preparation
Duration 20 Minutes
20 min oral exam, with 30 minutes preparation time. As exam aids the students are allowed a dictionary.
Course content

This course is designed for students who want to acquaint themselves with the Chinese language. China is increasingly becoming an important player on the global economic and political stage. This naturally leads to increased curiosity about Chinese language and culture. In this course the student will learn basic elements of Mandarin Chinese. This course takes a comprehensive approach to language learning meaning that the course integrates listening-comprehension, oral exercises (training of pronunciation, tones, syntax etc.) with reading-comprehension (recognition of Chinese characters relevant at the beginner’s level).

Teaching methods
The teaching material will consist of a Chinese textbook and audio-visual material. Teaching methods are a mixture of full class sessions, group work, and individual writing and listening exercises. All students are expected to actively participate in the classes. Through language training the students will also obtain some knowledge about some aspects of Chinese culture and society.
Expected literature

Liu Xun et al.: New Practical Chinese Reader 1 (Textbook and Workbook), Beijing: Beijing yuyan daxue, 2002).

Last updated on 03-07-2012