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2011/2012  BA-3LAN_C  Chinese 3

English Title
Chinese 3

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
The learning objectives of this course are to continuously develop competences in Japanese speaking, writing and reading. The students should be able to 1) read about more specialized topics concerning culture, society and economy, 2) write compositions in order to enhance the students reading and writing skills.
Assessment Home Assignment
Marking Scale Pass / Fail
Censorship No censorship
Exam Period Winter Term
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration Please, see the detailed regulations below
The end-of-course winter exam is taken by duly submitting three written assignments during the fall course. In order to pass Chinese 3, all assignments must be graded as pass by the instructor. Dates and formats will be announced in the syllabus in the beginning of the fall semester.
Course Content

The focus of teaching is to enable the students to communicate in intermediate Chinese on socioeconomic topics. The student will commence learning business Chinese in this course using the textbook system Open For Business. The overall aim of the course is to build on the students’ Chinese language knowledge and expand vocabulary range about more specialized topics related to society and economy, and thus prepare the students to reading newspapers etc. with a socioeconomic content, which are to be introduced from the beginning of the spring semester.

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 Japanese and English. Active involvement in class discussion and activities is expected of all participants, so students should come to class prepared to contribute.
Jane C.M. Kuo, Open for Business: Lessons in Chinese Commerce for the new Millenium, Vol. 1-2 (Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2004)