Intensive Chinese 2

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intensive Chinese 2

  • Host University

    East China Normal University

  • Location

    Shanghai, China

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Chinese

  • Language Level

    High Beginning

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Overview
    Students will take two courses simultaneously: Intensive Reading and Spoken Chinese.

    Intensive Reading
    This class is designed for students who have learned Chinese phonetics, basic vocabulary and are able to have simple conversations in Chinese. We will begin from Lesson 11 and finish the first volume of the book. Lessons 11-20 will include: shopping, weekend plan, visiting friends, reading letters, emergencies restaurant menus and Chinese holidays. At the end of the summer, the goal is for students to have command of 790 vocabulary words and 56 basic Chinese grammar patterns.

    Spoken Chinese
    Students in this class will have some basic daily conversations in Chinese. This class covers the lesson 16 and goes to lesson 30. Lessons 16-30 cover topics like health, job positions, transportation, direction, bargain, seasons, and accidents. Approximately 400 new vacabularies are introdcued at this level, and students are expacted to master 30 grammatical structures, such as rhetorical questions, directional complement, comparison, continuous action, supposition, etc. Cultural understandings on amenities and civilities, kinship terms, direction and culture will be addressed as well.

    Course Objectives

    • To reinforce the pronunciation of Chinese and tone changes.
    • To increse students' capacity to undetand ral questions and texts , based on character recognition.
    • To create more complex dialogues on familar topics from previous lelves as well as on new topics from the learning materials.
    • To further develop language skills in listenning, speaking, reading and writing as it relates to everyday life sitautions.


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.