Advanced Chinese 3-1

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced Chinese 3-1

  • Host University

    East China Normal University

  • Location

    Shanghai, China

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Chinese

  • Language Level


  • Prerequisites

    Course 3-1 is designed for students who have a command of 4000-4500 vocabulary words.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    234 - 252
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    15 - 16
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    22 - 24
  • Overview

    Course 3-1
    Students will take four courses: “Advanced Integrated Course I”, “Advanced Newspaper-reading Course I”, “Audio-visual Course I” and “Chinese Culture Course I”.


    • Developing Chinese – Advanced Comprehensive Course I发展汉语 – 高级综合 I
    • Times: Newspaper Reading Course of Advanced Chinese I 时代:高级汉语报刊阅读教 程(上册)
    • Intensive Audiovisual and Reading Course of Intermediate Chinese I中国人的故事:中 级汉语精视精读(上)
    • Chinese Culture I 中国文化(上册) 

     Advanced Integrated Course I
    Course 3-1 is designed for students who have a command of 4000-4500 vocabulary words. It will cover lessons 9-15 in the textbook. Students will learn approximately 500 new vocabulary words and 70 new patterns during the semester and learn to use appropriate language styles in different situations. The topics will be on anti-corruption, The Analects, etc. Students will be trained to present their opinions in more organized manner.

    Advanced Newspaper-reading Course I
    This course is a continuation of the 2-5 Intermediate Newspaper-reading Course II. We will begin from lesson 1 and advance students to lesson 12 in the textbook. Students will learn the meanings and usage of approximately 30 ancient classical Chinese words and 200 four-character Chinese idioms. Students will understand three main sentence structures in Chinese news. After successful completion of the course, students will be able to read news articles more fluently.

    Audio-visual Course I
    This course aims at training students to understand authentic audiovisual materials in Chinese. It will cover lessons 1-5 in the textbook. The topics include the 1980s generation of Chinese young people, Beijing drifters, Chinese movies, etc. Students need to understand the facts and meaning from the materials, and compare China to their homelands in these aspects. Students will learn to write argumentative essays based on their understanding of the audiovisual materials.

    Chinese Culture Course I
    The course aims at deepening students’ understanding of Chinese traditional culture and contemporary China. Students will read essays from the textbook and other supplementary materials. The topics of this semester will include Chinese geography, ethnic groups in China, historical people, etc. After successful completion of the course, students will be able to present their opinions freely on these cultural topics. 

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.