Intermediate Chinese 2-3

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intermediate Chinese 2-3

  • Host University

    East China Normal University

  • Location

    Shanghai, China

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Chinese

  • Language Level


  • Prerequisites

    Course 2-3 is designed for students who are more advanced than students in course 2-2. 

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

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

    Course 2-3
    Students will take four courses: “Intermediate Intensive Reading II”, “Advanced Oral Course I”, “Advanced Listening Course I” and “Intermediate Newspaper-reading Course I”.


    • Developing Chinese – Intermediate Comprehensive Course II发展汉语 – 中级综合 II
    • Developing Chinese – Advanced Speaking Course I发展汉语 –  高级口语 I
    • Developing Chinese – Advanced Listening Course I发展汉语 –  高级听力 I
    • Times: Newspaper Reading Course of Intermediate Chinese I 时代:中级汉语报刊阅读 教程(上册) 

    Intermediate Intensive Reading II
    Course 2-3 is designed for students who are more advanced than students in course 2-2. It will cover lessons 1-8 in the second volume of the textbook. The topics will range from life philosophy, cultural customs, environmental protection to city life. Students will learn more than 500 new vocabulary words and 100 patterns during the semester and continue to improve all communicative skills in Chinese.

    Advanced Oral Course I 
    Students will use the first volume of the Advanced Speaking Course. More cultural phenomena will be introduced. Students will be trained to speak in long paragraphs and be encouraged to give their opinions on all kinds of social situations. This course will cover lesson 1 to lesson 10 in the book.

    Advanced Listening Course I
    This course is a continuation of the 2-2 Chinese Listening course. We will begin from lesson 1 and advance students to lesson 15. The topics will cover romantic relationship, marriage, personal financial planning, urbanization, etc. Students will be prepared for more advanced listening after successful completion of this course.

    Intermediate Newspaper-reading Course I
    Students will read articles selected from newspapers, magazines and other contemporary reading materials according to their language proficiency. The articles will be about all aspects of Chinese society and peoples’ lives, including investment, exchange rate and engineering. This course will cover lessons 6-10 in the textbook. Through reading and studying these materials, students will learn a great deal about modern Chinese society, as well as the language style of news in Chinese. Their reading and writing ability will be drastically improved as well.  

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.