Fall Intensive Chinese 3-2

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fall Intensive Chinese 3-2

  • 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 four 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 course is a continuance of class 3-1 where students will study more Chinese prose, novels, and expository writing. Students will also read excerpts from "The Four Classic Novels of China", written in Qing Dynasty, in order to prepare them to read ancient Chinese Literature.

    Chinese Culture
    This course is a continuation of course 3-1. We will use the second volume of the textbook. Students will learn about the Confucian school, Taoist school, religions, architecture, medicine, martial arts, food, clothing, art, culture exchange, etc.

    Chinese Newspaper Reading
    This course is a continuation of course 3-1. We will begin from lesson 5 and advance students to lesson 20 in the textbook. The lessons of this course are taught by topic but also progress from easier to more difficult concepts. Therefore, materials in this course will be slightly more difficult than in course 3-1.

    Chinese Audiovisual
    This course is a continuation of course 3-2. Students will study a much longer movie segment (Chapter 3 in the textbook). Additionally, students will study and discuss Chinese TV shows like "Law Today" and "Oriental Horizon".

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.