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Бакалавриат 2022/2023

Базовый курс китайского языка

Язык: английский
Кредиты: 23
Контактные часы: 594

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This 2-year course is catered for students with no prior experience in the language. We will start the course by introducing pronunciation, reading, typing, and writing. Great emphasis will be placed upon standard pronunciation, listening comprehension, and everyday “survival” language. Through a wide range of learning activities such as daily dictation, oral and written tests, recalling of conversation, story-telling, dialogue construction, presentations, the course focuses students towards improving their pronunciation and tones; learning new grammar patterns; and applying the grammar and vocabulary learned. Various supplementary listening materials will be used from the beginning of this course to give students an authentic, practical way to learn correct pronunciation and reinforce class lessons. Additionally, the course will integrate Chinese culture into language learning to enhance the understanding of cultural influence on the language. The course aims at providing well-balanced development of the four language skills—reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the Chinese language, while also providing students with a deeper understanding of China and its culture. It is expected that by the end of the course students will reach B1 level according to CEFR and level 4 according to HSK.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • • communicative competence – developing communicative skills through speaking, listening, reading and writing in communicative scenarios and topics chosen for the course;
  • • language competence – learning new language units (orthographic, phonetic, lexical, grammar) related to communicative scenarios and topics of the course; learning about language phenomena in the foreign language, about various ways of expressing ideas using the native and foreign languages;
  • • socio-cultural competence – introducing students to the culture, traditions and realia of the country whose language they are learning; developing skills of presenting their country and its culture when communicating with foreigners;
  • • cognitive competence – developing general and special academic skills; familiarizing students with available ways of autonomous learning of a foreign language and culture, ICT included.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • 1. In terms of speaking, students will be able to clearly express themselves in short but well connected paragraphs with some elaborations and limited idiomatic phrases. They will be able to produce sentence-level language. Their speech should be close to natural speed.
  • 2. In terms of writing, students can satisfy some practical writing needs, such as simple messages and letters, requests for information, and notes. They are able to create with the language to communicate simple facts and ideas in a series of loosely connected sentences on topics of personal interest and social needs.
  • 3. In terms of listening, students will be able to understand information conveyed in simple, sentence-length speech on familiar or everyday topics. They are able to engage in face-to-face conversations or in routine listening tasks such as understanding highly contextualized messages, straightforward announcements, or simple instructions and directions.
  • 4. In terms of reading, students will be able to understand short, non-complex texts that convey basic and familiar information and deal with basic personal topics, such as in notices, weather reports, or a social announcement. Students at this level may comprehend some meaning from short connected texts featuring description and narration, dealing with familiar topics.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • 1 YEAR. Introduction: Chinese Pronunciation-Pinyin System, Tones, 150 basic Chinese radicals
  • Greetings
  • Everyday objects
  • Countries and nationalities
  • Family
  • Study
  • Students’ life
  • Shopping and Currency exchange
  • Talking about day, date, month and year.
  • Birthday celebration
  • Hobby and Future plans
  • Asking about directions
  • School routine
  • Sports
  • Visiting the doctor
  • Renting an apartment
  • 2 YEAR. Beijing and Shanghai
  • Seasons and Weather
  • Visiting an Exhibition
  • Consulting a doctor. Traditional chinese medicine
  • Travelling on vacation
  • Going to the bookshop
  • Attending a Chinese wedding
  • Chinese New Year: Customs & Traditions
  • Travelling by plane
  • Visiting Peking opera
  • Going on a mountain climbing trip
  • Ordering food in restaurant
  • Planning vacation
  • Go to the police when you are in trouble
  • Chinese lucky numbers
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking 1. In-class assignment (1st year)
    In-class assignment is calculated as average of grades awarded for various assessment activities conducted in class during the course of semester or given as homework during the course of semester: role plays, dialogue enactment, written assignments etc. The teacher of the course has a right to increase the grade for classwork by 1 point to motivate hard-working and diligent students. At the same time, the teacher can decrease the grade for classwork by 1 point for missing the lessons and for not turning in homework assignments.
  • non-blocking 1. In-class assignment (2nd year)
    In-class assignment is calculated as average of grades awarded for various assessment activities conducted in class during the course of semester or given as homework during the course of semester: role plays, dialogue enactment, written assignments etc. The teacher of the course has a right to increase the grade for classwork by 1 point to motivate hard-working and diligent students. At the same time, the teacher can decrease the grade for classwork by 1 point for missing the lessons and for not turning in homework assignments.
  • non-blocking Unit tests (Oral and Written parts) (1st year)
    Unit tests are conducted during the course of semester after every unit. They include 1) Writing test (lexico-grammatical test and sentences or texts for translation from Russian into Chinese) 2) Interview (students are required to talk to instructor on the topic of the Unit). The format and the topics of the test are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.
  • non-blocking Unit tests (Oral and Written parts) (2nd year)
    Unit tests are conducted during the course of semester after every unit. They include 1) Writing test (lexico-grammatical test and sentences or texts for translation from Russian into Chinese) 2) Interview (students are required to talk to instructor on the topic of the Unit). The format and the topics of the test are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.
  • non-blocking Final exam (1st year 2 module)
  • non-blocking Final exam (1st year 4 module)
    Examination is conducted in 2 parts: in written and in oral forms and the grade is calculated as follows: Examination = 0,6*Written examination + 0,4* Oral examination The written part is held for all students of the group at the same time within a period of 10 days before the exam session and also consists of two parts: 1) Dictation and 2) Translation from Russian into Chinese (grammar part). The oral part is carried out on a separate day during the exam session. It has got three parts: 1) Listening 2) Translation from Russian into Chinese 3) Topic Presentation/Conversation Both written and oral parts are not to be viewed as separate assessment activities, but parts of a whole. Students MUST take both written and oral examinations to obtain a grade for examination.
  • non-blocking Final exam (2 year 2 module)
    Examination is conducted in 2 parts: in written and in oral forms and the grade is calculated as follows: Examination = 0,6*Written examination + 0,4* Oral examination The written part is held for all students of the group at the same time within a period of 10 days before the exam session and also consists of two parts: 1) Composition 2) Translation from Russian into Chinese (grammar part). The oral part is carried out on a separate day during the exam session. It has got three parts: 1) Listening 2) Translation from Russian into Chinese 3) Topic Presentation/Conversation. Both written and oral parts are not to be viewed as separate assessment activities, but parts of a whole. Students MUST take both written and oral examinations to obtain a grade for examination.
  • non-blocking Final exam (2 year 4 module)
    Examination is conducted in 2 parts: in written and in oral forms and the grade is calculated as follows: Examination = 0,6*Written examination + 0,4* Oral examination The written part is held for all students of the group at the same time within a period of 10 days before the exam session and also consists of two parts: 1) Composition 2) Translation from Russian into Chinese (grammar part). The oral part is carried out on a separate day during the exam session. It has got three parts: 1) Listening 2) Translation from Russian into Chinese 3) Topic Presentation/Conversation. Both written and oral parts are not to be viewed as separate assessment activities, but parts of a whole. Students MUST take both written and oral examinations to obtain a grade for examination.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 2nd module
    0.3 * 1. In-class assignment (1st year) + 0.3 * Unit tests (Oral and Written parts) (1st year) + 0.4 * Final exam (1st year 2 module)
  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.3 * 1. In-class assignment (1st year) + 0.3 * Unit tests (Oral and Written parts) (1st year) + 0.4 * Final exam (1st year 4 module)
  • 2023/2024 2nd module
    0.3 * 1. In-class assignment (2nd year) + 0.4 * Final exam (2 year 2 module) + 0.3 * Unit tests (Oral and Written parts) (2nd year)
  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.3 * 1. In-class assignment (2nd year) + 0.3 * Unit tests (Oral and Written parts) (2nd year) + 0.4 * Final exam (2 year 4 module)
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • McNaughton, W., & Fan, J. (2013). Reading and Writing Chinese : Third Edition, HSK All Levels (2,633 Chinese Characters and 5,000+ Compounds) (Vol. Third edition). Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1568742
  • William McNaughton. (2015). Reading & Writing Chinese Simplified Character Edition : (HSK Levels 1 - 4). North Clarendon, UNITED STATES: Tuttle Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1568914

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Sam Brier, & Xia Lu. (2014). Chinese Phrase A Day Practice Volume 1 : Includes Downloadable CD. [N.p.]: Tuttle Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1568040