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Second Foreign Language (Chinese)

2023/2024
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
6
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
3 year, 1-4 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 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. The aim of studying is also to enable students to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Chinese. It aims to foster intercultural competence and provide students with the ability to communicate effectively in Chinese-speaking environments, both orally and in writing. Additionally, the study of a second foreign language can enhance cognitive abilities, improve memory and problem-solving skills, and broaden cultural horizons. Prerequisites for this discipline include the completion of the introductory course (second year of the program) or an equivalent proficiency level in Chinese (HSK 1-2).
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
  • (2) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
  • (3) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
  • (4) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
  • (5) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
  • (6) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
  • (7) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
  • (8) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
  • (9) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
  • (10) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
  • (11) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
  • (12) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
  • (13) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
  • (14) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
  • (15) Basic introduction in Phonetics. Basic introduction in Hieroglyphics
  • (16) Chinese in use
  • (17) Chinese in use
  • (18) Chinese in use
  • (19) Chinese in use
  • (20) Chinese in use
  • (21) Chinese in use
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.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.1 * In-class participation + 0.1 * Homework + 0.6 * Exam + 0.2 * Tests
  • 2023/2024 2nd module
    0.2 * Homework + 0.6 * Exam + 0.2 * In-class participation
  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.6 * Exam + 0.2 * Tests + 0.1 * Homework + 0.1 * In-class participation
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