Intermediate Chinese Language

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intermediate Chinese Language

  • Host University

    East China Normal University

  • Location

    Shanghai, China

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Chinese

  • Language Level


    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    This course is designed for students who have studied Chinese for a period of time and mastered some basic language knowledge. By taking this course, students will know more Chinese characters, words and grammars and how to communicate with Chinese in their daily life.  A variety of topics covered in this course, like season, game, health, festival, work, travel, education, transport, etc. This course may help students improve pronunciation and appropriate expressions, as well as understand more about Chinese culture.

    Course Objectives

    Lingual Objectives:

    • Improve the accuracy of phonetic.
    • Master about 160 elementary words.
    • Master about 16 grammar points.
    • Master about 8 practical patterns.
    • Master the basic knowledge about Chinese characters which including the strokes, writing orders and the structures.

    Functional Objectives:

    • Be able to solve basic problems in daily life.
    • Be able to express opinion and talk about some topics on season, study, health, work, etc.
    • Improve the proficiency and accuracy in Chinese communication and expression.

    Cultural Objectives:

    • Understand more about Chinese culture and society.
    • Attain basic intercultural awareness.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations