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2017/2018  BA-BALKO1004U  Chinese 4

English Title
Chinese 4

Course information

Language Chinese
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
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: The student must demonstrate that s/he:
  • Can give a rehearsed presentation on a specific topic concerning culture, society and/or economy using appropriate vocabulary
  • Can make an oral presentation in which her/his viewpoint is clearly stated and put them into a broader context
  • Can communicate without major grammatical, lexical, idiomatic or pronunciation errors
  • Can auto-correct errors while speaking
Prerequisites for registering for the exam
Number of mandatory activities: 2
Requirements about active class participation (assessed approved/not approved)
2 in-class oral presentations per student either individually or in groups.

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 700 characters for 2 mandatory assignments missed.)
Chinese 4:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 48 hours to prepare
Grading scale Pass / Fail
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The exam will be a creative interpretation of the written home assignment category, and will consist of two products:

   - a written manuscript of the student's presentation

   - a video recording of the student's oral presentation (5-7 minutes)


The home assignment must be handed in through Digital Exam before the set deadline.


Course content and structure

The focus of teaching is to enable the students to communicate in intermediate Chinese. The text material will deal with socio-economic topics. The course will strengthen vocabulary, textual comprehension as well as spoken competence. Through class activities, the students will practice their oral presentational skills on topics related to syllabus. Students will build upon their vocabulary range to cover more specialized topics related to Chinese society and economy and train the reading of authentic texts.


Teaching methods
Teaching is student-centered with an emphasis on pair work 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 discussion and contribution to class activities are expected of all participants.
Teaching is based on textbooks and newspaper articles to promote students’ understanding of different forms of spoken and written language on topics related to Chinese society, economy and culture.
Feedback during the teaching period
During the semester the students must make 2 in class presentations, where they will receive feedback both from their peers and from instructors. Feedback can be given as corrections to the manuscripts they have written prior to their presentations and/or on their oral presentation skills.

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 139 hours
Examination 20 hours
Last updated on 30-06-2017