[ 978LSCHCH3K10 ] KS Chinese Basic Course 3

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Languages Ilse Born-Lechleitner 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Joint Master's Program Global Business - Canada/Taiwan 2020W
Objectives The objective of the course is to help the new beginners build a solid foundation of the four basic skills--listening, speaking, reading, and writing in an interactive and communicative learning environment through three modules in Canada, Taiwan and Austria.
The emphasis is on correct pronunciation and tones, and mastery of basic vocabulary and grammatical structures in accordance with the Chinese Proficiency Test HSK 1 (equal to the Common European Framework of References for Languages CEF A1).
In addition to the Chinese learning, the students should also get a general idea of Chinese culture and general understanding of Chinese behavior. The relevant topics, independent of the recommendation in the followings, could be selected by the instructors or appointed by the students to their interest.
At the end of three Modules, students who followed the course progress strictly and precisely are supposed to be able to pass HSK 1 (Chinese Proficiency Test) without difficulties.
Subject Language Training:

  • Lesson 16-20 and Review (IV)
  • Training and preparation for HSK 1

Chinese Culture: Traditional Chinese Theology

  • Confucius
  • “Four Books and Five Classics” and Confucianism
  • Laozi, Zhuangzi and Taoism
  • Buddhism

- About P.R.China

  • Executive Divisions (Provinces, Autonomies and Special Executive Zones)
  • Personal Relationships
  • Courtesy at dinner
  • Current social situation and problems
Criteria for evaluation
  • Group work and a presentation.
  • In-class exercises and homework assignments
  • Final test
Methods The four basic skills--listening, speaking, reading, and writing shall be developed parallel through active interaction between instructors and students during the courses, in addition to the communicative exercises between the students and Chinese colleagues outside the courses, especially from the benefits of linguistic practices in Taiwan.
Language Chinese / English
Study material 1) Conversational Chinese 301 (Volume 1) – Beijing Language and Culture University Press
2) Exercise Book of Conversational Chinese 301(Volume 1)
The textbook is complemented by 3 CDs, which help the students to correct their pronunciation, improve their listening capability step by step and set up a solid basis for the success of the HSK test.
Changing subject? No
Further information The course materials (transparencies, vocabulary exercises, and text questions) for each chapter will be available in KUSSS before the course begins.
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 20
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority