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Second Foreign Language (Chinese)

2020/2021
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
6
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
2 year, 2-4 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

“Second foreign language (Chinese)” is a two year course delivered in English for the second-year and third-year students. The material is given sequentially according to the degree of increasing complexity. Depending on the performance of the group, the rate at which students master the material may vary. If the group learns the material faster than the program, the teacher can give additional materials for mastering at home and in the classroom (materials from other teaching and reference books, adapted texts for home reading or texts from the Internet). If the group masters the material more slowly than envisaged in the program, a delay in the presentation of the material is allowed in order to more deeply study aspects that cause difficulties for students. In modular 4 the course is implemented remotely using LMS and online platforms (for example, Zoom, Discord, Skype, MS teams).
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course is aimed at acquirement basic knowledge and competences of modern Chinese language, including phonetics, graphics, normative grammar and vocabulary in the amount provided by the course.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • ULO8: Able to efficiently communicate based on the goals and communication situations
  • ULO10: Able to conduct professional activities internationally
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • (1) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
    1. Structure of Chinese syllable. Chinese tones. Finals i, u, a, initials m, f, n. 2. Structure of Chinese character. Types of characters. Basis strokes. Stroke order. Radical groups 1-3.
  • (2) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
    1. Finals i, u, a, initials b, d, g, p, t, k. 2. Radical groups 4-5.
  • (3) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
    1. Finals ü, e, initials l, x. Stress. 2. Radical groups 6-7.
  • (4) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
    1. Finals ü, e, initials s, sh, r. Stressed and unstressed syllables. 2. Radical groups 8-9.
  • (5) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
    1. Finals ü, e, initials c, ch,z, zh. Assimilation. 2. Radical group 10.
  • (6) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
    Review (1-5). Preparation for the modular test 2.
  • (7) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
    Modular test 2.
  • (8) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
    1. Finals e, o, ai, an, au, ang. Sandhi of tones. 2. Radical groups 11-12.
  • (9) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
    1. Finals ei, ou, en, eng.. Sandhi of tones. 2. Radical groups 13-14.
  • (10) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
    1. Initials x, q, j. Partial tone change. 2. Radical groups 15-16.
  • (11) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
    1. Finals uo, ua, ie, ia. Full change in tone. 2. Radical groups 17-18.
  • (12) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
    1. Finals in, ing, ong, iong, un, ung, ui, iu, iao. 2. Radical groups 19-20.
  • (13) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
    1. Erization. Intonation. Logical stress. 2. Radical groups 21-23.
  • (14) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
    Review (8-13). Preparation for the modular test 3.
  • (15) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
    Modular test 3.
  • (16) Chinese in use
    Topic 1. Greetings. Grammar: sentences with a verbal predicate. Interrogative and negative sentences. Adverbs 都,也,只.
  • (17) Chinese in use
    Topic 2. Pleased to meet you. Grammar: sentences with a qualitative predicate. Prepositional phrase with 在.
  • (18) Chinese in use
    Topic 3. Family. Grammar: numerals, classifiers or measure words in Chinese, usage of 的. 几 and 多少.
  • (19) Chinese in use
    Topic 4. Geographical map. Grammar: demonstrative pronouns. Types of simple sentences.
  • (20) Chinese in use
    Review (16-19). Preparation for the modular test 4.
  • (21) Chinese in use
    Modular test 4.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homework
    Average result of all home assignments including handwriting of radicals and characters, exercises on knowledge of radicals and characters, lexical and grammatical exercises and translations of sentences; compositions.
  • non-blocking In-class participation
    Average result of all kinds of class participation: control reading of syllables/ words/ sentences/ tongue twisters/ texts; reading texts and answering questions/ making up situational dialogues
  • non-blocking Tests
    Average result of all modular tests and dictations of radicals and characters. In modular 4 Modular Test is conducted remotely on LMS platform. In modular 4 dictations are replaced by tests in LMS.
  • non-blocking Exam
    Exam results including oral part and written part . The exam is conducted in oral and written forms (a monologue on a topic and translation of sentences from Chinese and into Chinese). A student should attend the exam according to the schedule sent by a teacher before the exam. Students take an oral part first. The written part should be taken immediately after the oral part in synchronous mode. If a student does not pass the oral part (see the assessment criteria for the oral part in the file attached), he or she is not allowed to complete the written part. And in this case, the exam is considered not passed. The retake procedure is similar to the exam procedure and involves the use of more complicated tasks.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.2 * In-class participation + 0.4 * Exam + 0.15 * Homework + 0.25 * Tests
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Contemporary Chinese for beginners.Dāngdài Zhōngwén. Textbook, Wu, Z., 2010
  • Введение в китайский язык: Фонетика и разговорный язык (+CD), Спешнев, Н.А., 2008

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Ли, С. Курс китайского языка «Boya Chinese». Начальный уровень. Ступень I : лексико-грамматический справочник / С. Ли. [и др.]. ; [под общ.ред. А. Г. Сторожука] — Пекин : Издательство Пекинского университета ; Санкт-Петербург : КАРО, 2016. - 112 с. - (Boya Chinese). - ISBN 978-5-9925-1136-9. - Режим доступа: https://new.znanium.com/catalog/product/1048120
  • Ли, С. Курс китайского языка «Boya Chinese». Начальный уровень. Ступень I : учебник / С. Ли, [и др.]. ; [издание на русском языке под общ. ред. А. Г. Сторожука]. — Пекин : Издательство Пекинского университета ; Санкт-Петербург : КАРО, 2016. - 224 с. - (Boya Chinese). - ISBN 978-5-9925-1126-0. - Режим доступа: https://new.znanium.com/catalog/product/1048118
  • Ли, С. Курс китайского языка «Boya Chinese». Начальный уровень. Ступень II : лексико-грамматический справочник / С. Ли, А. Г. Сторожук. [и др.]. ; [под общ. ред. А. Г. Сторожука). — Пекин : Издательство Пекинского университета ; Санкт-Петербург : КАРО, 2017. — 120 с. — (Boya Chinese). - ISBN 978-5-9925-1242-7. - Режим доступа: https://new.znanium.com/catalog/product/1048127
  • Ли, С. Курс китайского языка «Boya Chinese». Начальный уровень. Ступень II : учебник / С. Ли. [ и др.]. ; [издание на русском языке под общ. ред. А. Г. Сторожука]. — Пекин : Издательство Пекинского университета ; Санкт-Петербург : КАРО, 2017. - 184 с. - (Boya Chinese). - ISBN 978-5-9925-1240-3. - Режим доступа: https://new.znanium.com/catalog/product/1048125