Fall Intensive Chinese 2-1

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fall Intensive Chinese 2-1

  • 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 Course
    This class is designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least one year or have a command of about 2500 vocabulary words. This class is like a bridge to fluency in Chinese. There will be more focus on analyzing the reading material rather than analyzing grammatical points. Larger importance will be attached to strengthening students' capability of presenting their opinions on various topics, as well as writing those opinions. Course 2-1 will cover lessons 1-10 in the textbook. Students will learn approximately 600 new vocabulary words, their meaning, when and how to use them, and will be exposed to more complicated grammatical structures compared to what the students learn in the beginning level classes.

    Spoken Chinese
    The focus of this course is on gaining better communication skills with a higher level of accuracy and felicity. Lessons 1-10 in the textbook will be covered. While continuing to learn more everyday conversations, students will be trained to express their opinions on certain issues. After successful completion of this course, students will have command of approximately 300 intermediate new vocabulary words and will be able to participate in more difficult conversations with Chinese people.

    Chinese Listening
    In this course, students will study more complicated materials, such as Chinese short stories. They will begin to listen to paragraphs in written language instead of simple everyday conversations. Lessons 1-10 in the textbook will be covered.

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.