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2011/2012  BA-1LAN_C  Chinese 1

English Title
Chinese 1

Course Information

Language Chinese
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 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
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
After this course, the student should be able to analyze and apply grammar patterns corresponding to a lower-intermediate level. The student will practice this through speaking, reading and writing exercises.
Assessment Oral Exam
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship Internal examiners
Exam Period Winter Term
Aids Without preparation
Duration 30 Minutes
The end-of-course winter exam is an individual, oral exam without any study aids or preparation time. Curriculum corresponds to the entire textbook material from fall semester. Exam consists of four parts:
1. Reading aloud a text excerpt from syllabus
2. Syntactical analysis of a sentence from text excerpt (in English)
3. Talking about a the text excerpt in Chinese
4. Engaging in a dialogue with teacher about topics related to syllabus
Course Content

The focus of teaching is applied language use in order to enable the student to communicate in elementary to lower intermediate Chinese about general topics related to culture and society. The course consists of three interrelated classes: 1) reading and translation of texts, 2) written exercises, and 3) conversation classes. We expand the range of vocabulary and Chinese characters even further.

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. The languages of instruction are: Chinese to continuously stimulate and develop the student’s spoken fluency and listening comprehension, and English to talk about grammar and to translate texts. Active involvement in class discussion and activities is expected of all participants, so students should come to class prepared to contribute. We encourage the students to form study groups. Teaching is based on textbooks as well as audio input corresponding to a lower intermediate level.
  • Liu Xun et al.: New Practical Chinese Reader (Xin shiyong hanyu keben)(NPCR), Vol. 4 (Beijing: Beijing yuyan wenhua daxue, 2004). Vol.4: ISBN 7-5619-1319-2
  • Liu Xun et al.: New Practical Chinese Reader (Xin shiyong hanyu keben): Workbook, Vol. 4 (Beijing: Beijing yuyan wenhua daxue, 2004). Vol 4: ISBN 978-7-5619-1331-4
  • Yang Jizhou: Hanyu jiaocheng (Chinese course), Vol. 3, 2nd part, (Beijing: Beijing yuyan wenhua daxue, 2002). ISBN 7-5619-0765-6

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