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2011/2012  BA-1001Y0C  Chinese Intro 1

English Title
Chinese Intro 1

Course Information

Language Chinese
Point 24 ECTS (720 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course Period Autumn
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for Asian Study Programme
Course Coordinator
  • Susan Aagaard Petersen - Department of International Economics and Management
Main Category of the Course
  • Language and Intercultural Studies

Taught under Open University-Taught under open university.
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
After having completed the full year course the student should be able to:
  • Translate texts of the same level as curriculum from Chinese into English
  • Calculate and interpret market value, market value added and some key measures of firm efficiency
  • Construct simple sentences applying the correct grammar and actively use vocabulary from curriculum
  • Engage in basic dialogue coping with straightforward questions related to everyday topics.
  • Pronounce without major errors
This course is part of the propaedeutic year at ASP
Chinese Intro 1:
Assessment Oral Exam
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship Internal examiners
Exam Period Winter Term
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration Please, see the detailed regulations below

Chinese Intro 1 Mid-term fall exam:
Mid-term fall exam is taken by active class participation with a number of home assignments and different in class exercises. Pass/fail by instructor. The re-take exam consists of an individual written 2-hours test without any study aids graded by instructor as pass/fail. Curriculum corresponds to the entire textbook material so far.

Chinese Intro 1 End-of-course winter examis an individual, oral exam without any study aids or preparation time. Curriculum corresponds to the entire textbook material from fall semester. Exam consists of 4 parts:
  1. Dictation using the characters studied during the semester
  2. Reading aloud and translating a text excerpt from syllabus
  3. Grammatical questions
  4. Talking about a picture and conversing in Chinese
Duration is max. 20 minutes including deliberation according to the 7-point scale by examiner and internal co-examiner.
Course Content
This course is part of the propaedeutic year at ASP

An intensive course that provides students with knowledge of the basic elements with regards to syntax, grammar, and colloquial speech. The course will help the student build a basic vocabulary enabling him/her to communicate in basic everyday Chinese.

The course offers classes in various linguistic disciplines such as grammar, speaking, listening, writing, reading, and will give the student the best prerequisite to start on Year 1 at ASP.Teaching is based on textbooks as well as audio inputs corresponding to a beginners’ level.

Teaching Methods
Teaching methods are a mix of lectures and group work guided by cooperative learning principles that engage each student to a maximum extent. Some classes take place in the multimedia lab, where each student is able train listening comprehension and practise pronunciation.

The introductory course is a demanding full-time study. Active class participation as well as the submission of a number of home assignments are expected. We warmly encourage the students to form smaller study groups.
Further Information
This course is part of the propaedeutic year at ASP
  • Liu Xun et al.: New Practical Chinese Reader (新实用汉语课本): Textbook, Vol. 1-4 (Beijing: Beijing yuyan wenhua daxue, 2004). Vol. 1: ISBN 7-5619-1040-1; Vol. 2: ISBN 7-5619-1129- 7; Vol. 3: ISBN 7-5619-1251-X; Vol.4: ISBN 7-5619-1319-2
  • Liu Xun et al.: New Practical Chinese Reader (Xin shiyong hanyu keben): Workbook, Vol. 1-4 (Beijing: Beijing yuyan wenhua daxue, 2004). Vol 1: ISBN 7-5619-1042-8; Vol 2: ISBN 7-5619-1145-9; Vol 3: ISBN 7-5619-1252-8
Useful handbooks:
  • Hung-nin Samuel Cheung: A Practical Chinese Grammar (Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2002 (org. 1994))
  • Claudia Ross & Jing-heng Sheng Ma: Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar: A Practical Guide (London and New York: Routledge, 2006)
On-line dictionary Chinese-English English-Chinese: www.nciku.com