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2013/2014  BA-4LAN_C  Chinese 4

English Title
Chinese 4

Course information

Language Chinese
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
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 (INT)
Main academic disciplines
  • Language and Intercultural Studies
Last updated on 14-08-2013
Learning objectives
The learning objectives of Chinese 4 are to continue to develop communicative competence in Chinese speaking and reading. The students should be able to 1) give a rehearsed presentation on a specialized topics concerning culture, society and economy, 2) put them into a broader context 3) debate and sustain a dialogue on familiar topics from syllabus.
Course prerequisites
Requirements: students must have passed Chinese 3 or the equivalent to enroll in this course and are expected to have an intermediate level of Chinese.
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual
Assignment type Synopsis
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
30 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure
The end-of-year summer exam is a 30 minutes oral exam without any preparation time. It consists of two parts:
1) A power point presentation in Chinese on:
 a topic chosen from syllabus.
 two or more texts from syllabus
2) Discussion in Chinese taking the presentation as a starting point. It should ideally include other texts/topics from syllabus.
The power point presentation must be handed in before the exam.

Grading is based on an overall assessment.
Course content and structure

The focus of teaching is to enable the students to communicate in intermediate Chinese on socioeconomic topics. The student will continue 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 also to introduce the students to reading newspapers etc. with a socioeconomic content.

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 and English. Active involvement in class discussion and activities is expected of all participants, so students should come to class prepared to contribute.
Expected literature
Text- and workbooks: Jane C.M.Kuo, Open for Business, Vol. 2 (Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2008)
Last updated on 14-08-2013