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Chinese for Beginners 2

Chinese for Beginners 2

Code: CHI1HA002
Scope: 3 ECTS (78 h)
Timing:  To be announced later
Language: English
Level: Language studies
Type: Free elective

Learning objectives
Upon successful completion of the course, the students should be able to
• demonstrate daily talks
• self-introduction
• necessary vocabulary in hospitality industry, grammatical structures
• writing simple characters

The course is designed for students who have successfully completed Chinese for Beginner 1 coursework and have mastered the basic conversational skills required at a basic level. It is review, ‘recycling’, and extension of content of Chinese for Beginner 1. The student will not only be provided with further opportunities to practice simple conversations on familiar topics, but they will also be expected to create their own conversations based on a given situation. In addition, they will be exposed to some basic and simple Chinese characters and to the basic structural characteristics of Chinese characters. Chinese writing will be introduced at this level, too. Meanwhile, major aspects of Chinese customs and culture will be introduced in order to enrich the students’ experience in Chinese language learning.

Starting level and linkage with other courses
The course is intended for students who have completed Chinese for beginner 1 or who can demonstrate equivalent competence in the placement test conducted by the teacher. This course is part of the language study in the curriculum.

The course is evaluated on a scale excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), satisfactory (2), fair (1), fail (0). The assessment criteria is presented on a scale 1 - 3 - 5.

• Class activity
• In-class quiz
• In-class excises
• Home assignment

Grade 1
The student communicates on a limited variety of aspects within common topics.
The student responses show difficulty in understanding most of the questions or comments even when rephrased.

 Grade 3
The student communicates some of the time on a limited variety of aspects within common topics.
The student responses show difficulty in understanding some of the questions or comments, some of the responses are inappropriate.

Grade 5
The student communicates most of the time on a variety of aspects within common topics.
The student’s responses show understanding of most questions and comments.

Learning methods
• Interactive classroom activities
• Individual and pair work

Assessing one´s own learning is a compulsory part of the course.

Course materials
Course material will be distributed during contact hours.

Teacher responsible
Hai Guo