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Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Special Course in Chinese 2

Course Code:
155900829
Unit value:
1
Taught in:
Full Year
This course will run for two terms, four hours per week. It is designed for students who have completed Special Course in Chinese I or equivalent. It aims to introduce more grammar and expanding the vocabulary. 57 new grammar patterns and 350 new characters will be introduced. Students are expected to master a vocabulary of up to 1,100 words at the end of the course. They will be able to understand and engage in conversation with everyday vocabulary and to understand the main point(s) of short, clear and simple messages and descriptions.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: Special Course in Chinese I or equivalent.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

This course will run for two terms, four hours per week. It is designed for students who have completed Special Course in Chinese I or equivalent. It aims to introduce more grammar and expanding the vocabulary. 57 new grammar patterns and 350 new characters will be introduced. Students are expected to master a vocabulary of up to 1,100 words at the end of the course. They will be able to understand and engage in conversation with everyday vocabulary and to understand the main point(s) of short, clear and simple messages and descriptions.

Workload

Total of 20 weeks teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week.

Scope and syllabus

P C T’ung and D E Pollard: Colloquial Chinese, lessons 10-16 (simplified version).

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination taken in May/June (50%); one oral/ aural examination (20%); two announced assessments and ten homework assignments during the course (30%).

Suggested reading

  • P C T’ung and D E Pollard: Colloquial Chinese, lessons 10-16 (simplified version), Character Text for colloquial Chinese (SIMPLIFIED SCRIPT) . 

Additional selected readings in modern Chinese may also be used in this course