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2020/2021  BA-BALKO1006U  Chinese 6

English Title
Chinese 6

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 in Business, Asian Language and Culture
Course coordinator
  • Susan Aagaard Petersen - Department of International Economics, Goverment and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Language
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 16-06-2020

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Learning objectives
At the exam the student should demonstrate that s/he can live up to the following learning objectives:
  • Can make a clear and well-structured presentation on a topic related to Chinese business life and companies (i.e. oral presentational skill)
  • Can answer questions and sustain a dialogue on topics from syllabus (i.e. oral interaction skill)
  • Can speak without grammatical and phonological errors that cause misunderstandings in spoken Chinese (i.e.linguistic skill)
  • Can choose appropriate words and terms when presenting and discussing 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 exam
Size of written product Max. 1 page
Chinese Characters - Size 12 font, double spaced.
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-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
The re-exam/make-up exam:
- if the student is absent from the oral exam due to documented illness but has handed in a synopsis she/he does not have to submit a new version for the make-up exam but must upload the same synopsis again.
- if the student fails the original exam she/he must hand in a revised synopsis for the re-take. The student will get feedback on the report from the examiner.
Description of the exam procedure

2-3 weeks before the oral examination, the student must submit a synopsis applying minimum 2 texts from syllabus.
The synopsis must be in Chinese.

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

Grading is based on a holistic assessment of the synopsis and the oral exam.


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

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The primary focus of the course is to enable the student to use the Chinese language to communicate effectively about aspects related to Chinese business.


The course provides the student with opportunities to articulate and debate in Chinese their understanding of particular company cases. The student will specialize and expand her/his range of vocabulary further through content based texts and learning activities. 

Description of the teaching methods
Teaching methods are based on participation in-class discussions and contributions to student presentations. Teaching revolves around a content based textbook for upper intermediate students.
Feedback during the teaching period
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 36 hours
Preparation (i.e. hours spent for reading, group work, etc.) 151 hours
Exam 20 hours
Further Information

Please note that this course will be discontinued and will be offered for the last time in spring 2021. The last exam in the course will be offered in summer 2022.

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)


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 16-06-2020