Elementary Chinese 1-5

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Elementary Chinese 1-5

  • 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 1-4.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

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

    Course 1-5
    Students will take three courses: “Elementary Integrated Course II”, “Intermediate Oral Course I” and “Intermediate Listening Course I” . 


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

    Elementary Integrated Course II 
    This class is designed for students who are more advanced than those in class 1-4. Course 1-5 is at pre-intermediate level. It will cover the same material as 1-4, but begins at lesson 30 and continues to lesson 40 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 20 grammar patterns, and improve all communicative skills in Chinese language (including writing), as well as a better understanding of Chinese culture. 

    Intermediate Oral Course I
    The Intermediate Speaking Course-Developing Chinese I will be used at this level. The course begins with lesson 1 then advance students to lesson 15. While continue to work on their pronunciation, students will learn about 500 new conversational vocabulary words and will be trained to practice them in short paragraphs. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to carry on common conversations with Chinese people in all aspects of daily life and will be ready for intermediate level spoken Chinese. 

    Intermediate Listening Course I 
    The Intermediate Listening Course-Developing Chinese I will be used at this level. Lessons 1-15 will be covered. The goal is for students to be able to understand daily conversations between native speakers and have simple conversations with them fluently. Students will be ready for intermediate listening after completion of this 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.