Fall Intensive Chinese 1-4

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fall Intensive Chinese 1-4

  • 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

    Students will take three course components. Each course component will be evaluated separately and participants will receive a separate grade for each component on their transcript. Please note- course components may change term-to-term.

    Integrated Chinese 
    This class is designed for students who are more advanced than those in class 1-3. Course 1-4 will cover the same material as 1-3, but begins at lesson 21 and continues to lesson 30 in the second book. By the end of the semester, the goal is for students to have command of approximately 600 new vocabulary words and improve all other elements of Chinese language (including writing), as well as a better understanding of Chinese culture.

    Spoken Chinese 
    Students in this class can already handle basic daily conversations. Lessons 6-23 in the second book will be covered. While continuing to work on their pronunciation, students will learn about 500 new conversational vocabulary words and will begin to practice them in short paragraphs. Students will also learn a great deal more about Chinese culture and will be trained to think in Chinese directly instead of translating English to Chinese in their head before they speak.

    Chinese Listening 
    This course is a continuation of the 1-3 Chinese Listening course. We will begin from lesson 11 and advance students to lesson 27 in the second book. Students will listen to a great amount of conversations as well as paragraphs with various settings in daily life. The goal for this course is for students to understand about 60% of everyday conversations among Chinese people. After successful completion of this course, students will be ready for an intermediate Chinese Listening course.

Course Disclaimer

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.