Intensive Chinese 3

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intensive Chinese 3

  • Host University

    East China Normal University

  • Location

    Shanghai, China

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Chinese

  • Language Level


    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

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

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

    Intensive Reading
    This course is designed for students who have learned Chinese for two semesters. Course 1-3 begins with the lesson 21 and continues to lesson 30 in the second book. There will be no pinyin in the second book and students will begin to study texts about daily life as well as Chinese culture. The goal is for students to have command of approximately 600 new vocabulary words and improve all other elements of Chinese language, as well as gain a better understanding of Chinese culture.

    Spoken Chinese
    Students in this class have more Chinese language knowledge than those in class 1-2. We will begin from lesson 31 and go to lesson 45 in the second book. Students are expected to create dialogues and participate in simulated encounters in a culturally appropriate manner, such as give suggestions, receive and host guests, exchange gifts, etc. Students also will be able to describe person and events, as well as narrate events, holidays, seasons, popular culture and movies. More cultural proverbs will be introduced, such as ?you get what you pay for? in Chinese. Approximately 650 new vacabularies will be taught at this level, and students are expacted to master more than 45 grammatical structures.

    Course Objectives

    • To build a solid foundation of the four basic skills--listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese.
    • To acquire a better understanding of Mandarin and its related culture, and can confidently cope with a wide range of situations
    • To read edited simple stories and write short notes or letters. To pronounce all the sounds in Mandarin Chinese accurately and comfortably with a good command of the four tones and understand the spoken word in context at conversational speed.


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.