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2014/2015  BA-BALKO1006U  Chinese 6

English Title
Chinese 6

Course information

Language Chinese
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
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 17-08-2014
Learning objectives
At the exam the student should demonstrate:
  • An ability to make a clear and well-structured presentation on a topic relating to Chinese business life and companies (i.e. oral presentational skill)
  • That he/she can answer questions and sustain a dialogue on topics fem syllabus (i.e. oral interaction skill)
  • Grammatical and phonological accuracy without errors that cause misunderstandings in spoken Chinese (i.e.linguistic skill)
  • A vocabulary range that allows the student to express him/herself clearly on topics related to syllabus (i.e. accuracy and content management)
Chinese 6:
Exam ECTS 7,5
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
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Spring Term and April
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure
2-3 weeks before the oral examination, the student must hand-in a power point presentation of a chosen subject from exam syllabus with the application of at least 3 texts from the syllabus.
The prensentation must be in Chinese.

The oral examinations has 2 parts:
1) Oral presentation of the power point show
2) Discussion in Chinese inspired by the presentation.

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

The primary focus of the course is to enable the student to use the Chinese language effectively about aspects related to Chinese business.
Teaching is based on various sources such as authentic texts, conventional textbook material, adds, tv clips etc. The course provides the students with opportunities to articulate their understanding of the topics in Chinese. We aim at expanding the range of vocabulary and the level of fluency even further. 

Teaching methods
Learning methods are based on participation in class discussions and student presentations as well as self-studies.

We expect that the students put in a considerable amount of effort and time into the preparation for each class. Students should actively pursue opportunities to practice and maintain their Chinese speaking ability outside the classroom.
Student workload
Teaching 36 hours
Preparation 169 hours
Exam 1 hours
Expected literature
Yuan Fangyuan, Business Chinese for Success: Real Cases from Real Companies (成功之道:中级商务汉语案例教程) (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2005)
Last updated on 17-08-2014