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2017/2018  BA-BAPPO1004U  Chinese Intro 2

English Title
Chinese Intro 2

Course information

Language Chinese
Course ECTS 30 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 03-10-2017

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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: After having completed the full year course the student :
  • Can translate texts of the same level as the curriculum from Chinese into English
  • Can correctly read, write, and understand the characters from the curriculum
  • Can construct simple sentences applying correct grammar and actively use vocabulary from curriculum
  • Can engage in basic dialogue coping with straightforward questions related to familiar topics
  • Can pronounce without errors impairing the intelligibility
Course prerequisites
This course is part of the propaedeutic year at ASP
This course has two individual exams:
Chinese intro 2 - mid term:
Exam ECTS7,5
Examination formWritten sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group examIndividual exam
Assignment typeWritten assignment
Duration2 hours
Grading scalePass / Fail
Examiner(s)One internal examiner
Exam periodSpring
AidsClosed book: no aids
However, at all written sit-in exams the student has access to the basic IT application package (Microsoft Office (minus Excel), digital pen and paper, 7-zip file manager, Adobe Acrobat, Texlive, VLC player, Windows Media Player), and the student is allowed to bring simple writing and drawing utensils (non-digital). PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to communicate with others during the exam.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Description of the exam procedure

The mid-term exam consists of a number of tasks resembling the ones from text- and workbooks, i.e. recognition and production of Chinese characters, applied grammar, translation, composition writing etc. The test entails knowledge of vocabulary and grammar learned so far.
The curriculum corresponds to the studied chapters in Practical Chinese Reader, Vol.3.


The exam is hand-written.


Chinese intro 2 - end of course:
Exam ECTS22,5
Examination formOral exam
Individual or group examIndividual exam
Duration20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation timeNo preparation
Grading scale7-step scale
Examiner(s)Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam periodSummer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The end-of-course summer exam consists of the following 4 elements:


  1. Reading aloud
  2. Translating into English
  3. Answer grammatical questions
  4. Conversing in Chinese

The curriculum corresponds to New Practical Chinese Reader, Vol 3.


The grade is based on a holistic assessment of all 4 elements.

Course content and structure

This course is part of the propaedeutic year at ASP.

An intensive course that provides  knowledge of the basic elements with regards to syntax, grammar, and colloquial speech. The course will help the student build a basic vocabulary enabling him/her to communicate in basic everyday Chinese.

The course offers classes in various linguistic disciplines such as grammar, speaking, listening, writing, reading, and will give the student solidt prerequisites to start Year 1 at ASP. Teaching is based on textbooks corresponding to a beginner's level.

Teaching methods
Teaching methods combine lectures and group/pair work guided by cooperative learning principles that engage each student to a maximum extent.

The language of instruction is English for grammar and text comprehension while many of the speaking and writing cases will be conducted primarily in Chinese for the sake of maximum exposure to and interaction in the language.

The introductory course is a demanding full-time study. Active class participation is expected. We encourage the students to form small study groups.
Feedback during the teaching period
Weekly tests provide the students with regular feedback and with opportunities to in a timely fashion to realize whether they have gaps in their knowledge of Chinese language.

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 156 hours
Preparation 665 hours
Examination 3 hours
Further Information

This course is part of the propaedeutic year at ASP. Both Chinese Intro 1 & Chinese Intro 2 must be passed before matriculation to Year 1 at ASP.

Expected literature
  • Liu Xun et al.: New Practical Chinese Reader (新实用汉语课本): Textbook, Vol. 3 (Beijing: Beijing yuyan wenhua daxue, 2004).
  • Liu Xun et al.: New Practical Chinese Reader (Xin shiyong hanyu keben): Workbook, Vol. 3 (Beijing: Beijing yuyan wenhua daxue, 2004).

Useful handbooks:


  • Hung-nin Samuel Cheung: A Practical Chinese Grammar (Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2002 (org. 1994))



  • Claudia Ross & Jing-heng Sheng Ma: Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar: A Practical Guide (London and New York: Routledge, 2006)


On-line dictionaries Chinese-English English-Chinese:

  • dict.youdao.com
  • www.mdbg.net
  • linedict.com


Please note: these reading materials are only tentative and changes may occur. Final literature lists will be uploaded on LEARN before the course begins. 

Last updated on 03-10-2017