Intensive Chinese 4

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intensive Chinese 4

  • Host University

    East China Normal University

  • Location

    Shanghai, China

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Chinese

  • Language Level

    High Intermediate

    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 class is designed for students who are more advanced than those in class 1-3. Course 1-4 will cover lesson 31 to lesson 40 in the second book. By the end of the summer, the goal is for students to have command of approximately 600 new vocabulary words and improve all other elements of Chinese language (including writing), as well as a better understanding of Chinese culture.

    Spoken Chinese
    Students in this class can already handle basic daily conversations and describe people, events and activities in short paragraph. Lessons 46-60 in the second book of Elementary Spoken Chinese will be covered. While continuing to work on their pronunciation, students will learn about 700 new conversational vocabulary words and will begin to practice them in narrate memorable occasions and complications. Students will also learn a great deal more about Chinese culture and will be practicing briefly express their positions on cultural topics such as health life, friendship, gender equality, marriage, employment, etc.

    Course Objectives

    • To communicate and discuss more comfortably and confidently with native speakers of Chinese on more sophysicated matters.
    • To acquire a solid ability in understanding lenthy reading materials and writing essays
    • To carry out presentational tasks with greater sophystication, confidence and ease
    • To conintue being acquainted with aspects of Chinese culture and society related to the course materials


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.