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Bachelor 2021/2022

Chinese Language (Professional Level)

Category 'Best Course for Career Development'
Area of studies: Foreign Regional Studies
When: 4 year, 3 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of one campus
Language: English
ECTS credits: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This Chinese language course (Professional Level) is designed for non-native learners of Chinese who have taken approximately three years of regularly paced college-level Chinese. It aims to acquire and improve skills in the main types of translation, considering the specifics of intercultural communication, and to prepare students for the business world in contemporary Chinese societies, including contemporary usage of business Chinese, Chinese business culture and customs, and preparation for working and living in China. Students will learn specialized business and economic expressions and the principles of business correspondence in Chinese. Class meetings will focus on the topic of the week and authentic materials, where we work through vocabulary, sentence structures, text reading and conversations, as well as its application in the real business world environment. The overall goal of this course is to bring students’ Chinese proficiency to a more advanced level and help them build upon their fundamental Chinese language communication skills by using professional and formal business tool such as letters, reports, and oral presentations in structured business environments. At the end of the course students will achieve С1 level according to the CEFR.
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

  • students will demonstrate comprehension of authentic business topics drawn from textbook
  • students will demonstrate oral proficiency at the advanced level
  • students will demonstrate the ability to present in class for 10 minutes with minimal notes
  • students will display the ability to analyze and compare textbook business topics to their home culture.
  • students will display the ability to analyze basic topics related to doing business in China drawn from textbook topics
  • students will learn to successfully discuss topics related to business in China (arrival, hotels, formal meetings, scheduling, business banquets, negotiation, factory visits and payments)
  • students will produce a range of writing from simple written description to half page report at the advanced level
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Esablishing Relationship
  • Entertaining Guests
  • Intention of Buying and Selling
  • Holding Talks about Price
  • Discussion about Variety and Quantity
  • Signing the Contract
  • Packing
  • Final Assignment
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-Class Control( Goral )
    Final assignment will be given during the last class in a form of writing task (lexico-grammatical test; sentences and texts for translation from Russian into Chinese and vice versa, duration – 60 minutes). Writing task includes using grammar and vocabulary units in writing on topics covered during the course. Student has to demonstrate consistent facility in the use of language, demonstrating syntactic variety, appropriate word choice and idiomaticity. Evaluation of the written task will be based upon the following components: content, vocabulary, grammar.
  • non-blocking Final Assignment (written test)
  • non-blocking Examination
  • non-blocking In-Class Control (Gwritten)
    Final assignment will be given during the last class in a form of writing task (lexico-grammatical test; sentences and texts for translation from Russian into Chinese and vice versa, duration – 60 minutes). Writing task includes using grammar and vocabulary units in writing on topics covered during the course. Student has to demonstrate consistent facility in the use of language, demonstrating syntactic variety, appropriate word choice and idiomaticity. Evaluation of the written task will be based upon the following components: content, vocabulary, grammar.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 3rd module
    0.4 * Examination + 0.2 * Final Assignment (written test) + 0.2 * In-Class Control (Gwritten) + 0.2 * In-Class Control( Goral )
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Китайский язык для делового общения + CD-ROM : учебник для вузов, Дашевская, Г. Я., 2011
  • Китайский язык для делового общения + CD-ROM : учебник для вузов, Дашевская, Г. Я., 2019

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Китайский язык. Полный курс перевода : учебник, Щичко, В. Ф., 2012