Intermediate Chinese 2-4

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intermediate Chinese 2-4

  • Host University

    East China Normal University

  • Location

    Shanghai, China

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Chinese

  • Language Level


    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

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

    Course 2-4
    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 2-4 is designed for students who are more advanced than students in course 2-3. It will cover lessons 8-15 in the textbook. Students will learn approximately 500 new vocabulary words and 120 grammar points during the semester and continue to improve all communicative skills in Chinese language.

    Advanced Oral Course I
    This course is a continuation of the 2-3 Spoken Chinese course. We will begin from lesson 8 and advance students to lesson 15. Students will learn approximately 100 new structures in oral communicative situations during the semester. After completion of this course, students will achieve a pre-advanced level of Spoken Chinese.

    Advanced Listening Course I
    The materials students use will be: news reports, articles, and literary works. Lesson 13 to lesson 22 in the textbook will be covered. After successful completion of this course, students will have a pre-advanced listening level.

    Intermediate Newspaper-reading Course I
    This course is a continuation of course 2-3. Readings will be assigned based on the instructor, and will include: news reports and articles about modern society. The articles will be about all aspects of Chinese society and peoples’ lives, including leisure activities, environmental protection, diplomatic relationship, etc. This course will cover lessons 10-15 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.

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.