KS Chinese Basic Course 1

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Languages Ilse Born-Lechleitner 3 hpw University of Victoria
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Joint Master's Program Global Business - Canada/Taiwan 2020W
Objectives This course is designed for students who have just started to learn Chinese. Students will learn pinyin-Chinese phonetics system, tones, basic Chinese characters and radicals. By the end of course the students will understand and speak about 191 vocabulary words and be able to read and write 213 characters, master 60 basic sentences in the real life conversation.s well as actively participate in class.
  • Intro to Pinyin-Chinese phonetics system
  • Greetings in normal and polite ways
  • Introducing oneself, introducing others
  • Talking about oneself, family
  • Expressing time, days and counting numbers from 0-100
  • Shopping, asking about prices, sizes
  • Asking about directions and address
Criteria for evaluation
  • Oral/listening Test: 30%
  • Mid-term Test: 20%
  • Final Exam: 30%
  • Written exercises: 10%
  • Attendance: 10%
Methods Practicing tones Reading and writing activities Short dialogs Practicing listening skills
Language English/Chinese
Study material Conversational Chinese 301 Textbook (1)
Conversational Chinese 301 Workbook (1)
By kang Yuhua & Lai Siping. Beijing language and Culture University Press Conversational Chinese 301 DVD
Multimedia Press China Central Radio & TV University
Changing subject? No
Further information This course is offered at the University of Victoria, Canada, where the first part of the ACT program will take place.
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 20
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority