Chinese Language 4

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Chinese Language 4

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Chinese

  • Language Level


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This module aims to help the students to both acquire Chinese language and further develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills as well as independent learning skills. This module also aims to develop the students’ communicative skills which would help them to engage in academic activities during their year abroad study in China year 3. ZH267 students are expected to master 1,200 common Chinese characters related to society, daily life, workplace and campus life. The use of Chinese language is optimized in ZH267 classes. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc., including short narratives.
    2. Initiate, maintain and close simple, face-to-face conversation on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
    3. Give or seek personal views and opinions in discussing topics of interest.
    4. Produce writing compositions on everyday topics using Chinese characters.
    5. Find and understand relevant information in everyday material, such as letters, brochures and short official documents.
    6. Understand essential aspects of Chinese culture, including interpersonal relations and basic value-systems.
    7. Use IT skills: 1) word processing, 2) web-search and 3) accessing language specific resources.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.