Elementary Chinese 1-4

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Elementary Chinese 1-4

  • Host University

    East China Normal University

  • Location

    Shanghai, China

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Chinese

  • Language Level


  • Prerequisites

    This class is designed for students who are more advanced than those in class 1-3.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

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

    Course 1-4 
    Students will take three courses: “Elementary Integrated Course II”, “Elementary Oral Course II” and “Elementary Listening Course II”. 


    • 40 Lessons for Basic Chinese Course II 基础汉语 40 课(下) 
    • Developing Chinese – Elementary Speaking Course II 发展汉语 – 初级口语 II 
    • Developing Chinese – Elementary Listening Course II 发展汉语 – 初级听力 II 

    Elementary Integrated Course II 
    This class is designed for students who are more advanced than those in class 1-3. Course 1-4 will cover from lesson 21 to lesson 30 in the second book of 40 Lessons for Basic Chinese Course. By the end of the semester, the goal is for students to have command of approximately 600 new vocabulary words and 20 grammar patterns, and improve all communicative skills in Chinese language (including writing), as well as a better understanding of Chinese culture. 

    Elementary Oral Course II 
    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. 

    Elementary Listening Course II
    This course is a continuation of the 1-3 Chinese Listening course. We will begin from lesson 11 and advance students to lesson 28 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, to have a basic ability to guess meaning, and to identify the speaker’s attitude. After successful completion of this course, students will be ready for a pre-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.