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2017/2018  BA-BALKO1003U  Chinese 3

English Title
Chinese 3

Course information

Language Chinese
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc International Business in Asia
Course coordinator
  • Susan Aagaard Petersen - EGB
Main academic disciplines
  • Language
Last updated on 30-06-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • Can produce simple and connected text on topics related to syllabus
  • Can discuss a familiar topic in Chinese using appropriate vocabulary
  • Can express his/her opinions in a clear manner
  • Can produce in a clear and intelligible manner with only occasional mispronunciations
  • Can interact with other participants in the group with pragmatic competences (flexibility, turn-taking, thematic development and fluency) as well as socio-linguisitc appropriateness in communication
Prerequisites for registering for the exam
Number of mandatory activities: 5
Compulsory assignments (assessed approved/not approved)
The student must deliver five products (i.e. mandatory assignments) (either in written form or orally) in accordance with the semester project description handed out in the beginning of the semester. Each of the products is a mandatory assignment, and must be timely submitted at different stages and approved individually in order for the student to be eligible for the final take-home exam. All 5 products must be declared "approved" by the instructor.

In case the student does not fulfill the requirement of having submitted the required mandatory assignments during the course, s/he must deliver and have approved an essay before the exam or else the student is not eligible to attend the exam. The topic of the essay will be set by the instructor. The length of the essay depends on the number of mandatory assignments missed during the course:
max 350 characters per mandatory assignments missed
(max 1750 characters for 5 mandatory assignments missed)
Chinese 3:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Group exam
Please note the rules in the Programme Regulations about identification of individual contributions.
Number of people in the group 2-4
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Assignment type Report
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
The re-exam/make-up exam:
*if a whole group fails they must hand in a revised recording/report for the re-take. The group will get feedback on the recording/report from the examiner.

*if an individual student in a group fails the oral exam or is absent from the oral exam due to documented illness she/he must submit an essay of max. 2 A4 sheets (db spaced, size 12 font) in Chinese about a topic defined by the instructor.

In the paper the student must demonstrate that (s)he

1) Can structure and express her/his opinions in a clear manner.
2) Can produce connected text on topics related to syllabus
3) Can present and discuss a familiar topic in Chinese using appropriate vocabulary for the genre
Description of the exam procedure

We have a adopted a creative interpretation of  written home assignemnt:  Students should submit on Digital Exam a small video recording where the oral component is incorporated.  The home assignment consists of a recording displaying an oral interaction in Chinese.

Examples of oral interaction could be:

  1. a dialogue
  2. a debate
  3. an interview


Course content and structure

The focus of teaching is communicative language competencies through innovative learning. The aim of the classes is to enable the students to express her-/himself in a consistently intelligible and coherent way. However, the message may require more than a little noticeable effort for the student to compose, or delivery may be too slow. Or  the message may clear and expressed fluently, but language use may be somewhat simplistic. Good listening comprehension. Minimally adequate lexico-syntactic resources necessary.


Topics covered in class will focus on Chinese society and economy. The aim of the course is twofold:

1) written production

2) oral interaction

Teaching methods
Teaching is student-centered with an emphasis on group work which will be guided by cooperative learning principles that aim at engaging each student to a maximum extent. The languages of instruction are Chinese and English.

Active involvement in group discussions and activities is expected of all participants, so students should come to class prepared to contribute.

We encourage the students to be active outside the classroom in looking for a variety of opportunities to prepare for classes and practice their language skills.
Feedback during the teaching period
During the semester the students will receive feedback on their 5 semester products from instructors and peers. The feedback process will be conducted on CBS Learn and will be part of a blended learning format.

Feedback is further offered in response to your questions and work whenever feasible although please appreciate that there are often time constraints. Please feel free to take full advantage of the ‘office hours’ offered by full-time staff members, although these can never be a substitute for participation in lectures and classes. We also encourage you to ask questions or make comments in class and form self-study groups to secure peer feedback on your work.
Student workload
Teaching 48 hours
Preparation 129 hours
Examination 30 hours
Last updated on 30-06-2017