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Bachelor 2019/2020

Foreign Language (Chinese)

Category 'Best Course for Career Development'
Category 'Best Course for Broadening Horizons and Diversity of Knowledge and Skills'
Category 'Best Course for New Knowledge and Skills'
Area of studies: Public Policy and Social Sciences
When: 1 year, 1-4 module
Mode of studies: Full time
Language: English
ECTS credits: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course aims at developing basic communicative competences in the Chinese language that include: 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.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • continue to develop basic communication skills at “survival” level
  • to use more complex grammatical constructions
  • continue to gain concrete knowledge of Chinese customs and manners, geography, shopping conventions, and major holidays in Chinese-speaking countries
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Identify speaker’s purpose and tone; Identify the topic and main idea; Сan catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements. Can understand phrases and expressions related to areas of most immediate priority (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) provided speech is clearly and slowly articulated.
  • Can ask and answer simple questions; Introduce itself, make request, give advice, make suggestion, expressing agreement/disagreement and make an offer; Communicate on daily topics such as daily routines, description of surrounding things, ordering food, shopping, travelling, asking direction etc.
  • Skim for main idea; Scan for details; Can understand short, simple texts containing the highest frequency vocabulary, including a proportion of shared international vocabulary items; Can understand short, simple messages on postcards, short simple personal letters. Can get an idea of the content of simpler informational material and short simple descriptions, especially if there is visual support.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Intro to Pinyin-Chinese phonetics system & Pronunciation basic radicals Блок ПУО: Раздел 1 «Произношение и тоны» , Раздел 2 «Давайте познакомимся»
    Диалог 1 «Привет» («你好») Фонетика: Буквы и слоги: инициали b,p,m,f,d,t,n,l,h; финали a,o,e,i,ao,en. Раздел 1 «Произношение и тоны» Блок 2 «Ты Дима?» Диалог 2 «Ты ― Дима?» («你是迪马吗?») Фонетика: Буквы и слоги: инициали b,p,m,f,d,t,n,l,h,g,k,y,w; финали a,o,e,i,u,ü,ao,en, an, in. Блок 3 «Ты студент?» Диалог 3 «Ты ― студент?» («你是学生吗?») Фонетика: Буквы и слоги: инициали z, c,s,zh,ch,sh,r,x; финали a,o,e,i,u,ü,ao,en, an, in,uo,ui,üe,eng,ang,ing,un,ong. Блок 4 «Как тебя зовут?» Диалог 4 «Как тебя зовут?» («你叫什么名字?») Фонетика: Буквы и слоги: инициали j,q,x,y,w; финали i,ia,ian,iang,iao,ie,in,ing,iong,iu,ü,üan,üe,ün. Раздел 2 «Давайте познакомимся» Блок 1 «Первое знакомство» Диалог 1 «Новенький студент» («新生»), Диалог 2 «Я тоже рад знакомству» (« 认识你我也很高兴 ») Фонетика: Буквы и слоги: инициали j,q,x,y,w; финали i,ia,ian,iang,iao,ie,in,ing,iong,iu,ü,üan,üe,ün.
  • Greetings Everyday objects Family
    Блок ПУО: Раздел 2 «Давайте познакомимся» Блок 2 «Как ты поживаешь?» Диалог 5 «Что вы еще изучаете?» («你们还学什么? Диалог 6 «Пары по китайскому языку» («汉语课») Диалог 7 «Какие иностранные языки ты учишь?» («学外 语»). Грамматика: Вопрос с утвердительно-отрицательной формой сказуемого, частица 吧.
  • Countries and nationalities Asking about directions Students’ life
    Блок ПУО: Раздел 2 «Давайте познакомимся» Блок 3 «Мои хобби» Диалог 8 «Я приехал сюда учить китайский язык» («我在这里学 汉语») Диалог 9 «Новый студент по имени Ван Лимин» («新学生王利 明») Монолог 10 «Меня зовут Анна» («我叫安娜»).
  • Students’ life
    Блок ПУО: Раздел 3 «Моя семья и друзья» Блок 1 «Мои родственники и друзья» Диалог 1 «Все студенты говорят на китайском языке» («所有的学生都会说中文») Диалог 2 «Мама любит свою работу» («妈妈很喜欢她的工作»). Диалог 3 «Сын поступил в университет» («儿子 考上了大学») Диалог 4 «Будем друзьями?» («我们交朋友吧»). Диалог 5 «Дочка изучает экономику» («女儿学经济专业 »). Диалог 6 «Студенты говорят, что она очень строгая» («别 的同学说她很严格») Диалог 7 «Я вас познакомлю в следующий раз» («下一 次我介绍你们认识一下»).
  • Consulting a doctor. Traditional chinese medicine In this topic, students will learn basic vocabulary related to visit the doctor; some vocabulary for the human body; how to ask about and describe one’s health; learn the common procedures of visiting a doctor in Chinese hospitals; answer a variety of questions from patients as a guiding nurse.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homework
  • non-blocking In-Class Participation
  • non-blocking written and oral tests
  • non-blocking mid-term and final exams
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.2 * Homework + 0.2 * In-Class Participation + 0.4 * mid-term and final exams + 0.2 * written and oral tests
  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.2 * Homework + 0.2 * In-Class Participation + 0.4 * mid-term and final exams + 0.2 * written and oral tests
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
  • 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

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Claudia Ross, Baozhang He, Pei-Chia Chen, & Meng Yeh. (2018). Modern Mandarin Chinese : The Routledge Course Textbook Level 1. [N.p.]: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1761722