Modern Chinese - Elementary level II

lchin1300  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Modern Chinese - Elementary level II
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
9 credits
120.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Teacher(s)
Du Xiaofei (coordinator);
Language
French
Prerequisites
LCHIN1100 or diploma/training recognized as equivalent.
Main themes
The course covers every day and familiar topics such as: speaking about public transport, comparing distances, two objects or two people, eating out in restaurants, travel, going to the market, colours..

Course activities cover the following:
  • More challenging pronunciation with correct tones
  • Construction of sentences (orally and in writing)
  • Basic vocabulary exercises
  • Reading learnt texts aloud
  • Reading short unseen texts
  • Question/answer exercises
  • Writing simple texts
  • Learning a new series of classifiers
  • Dictation
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

By the end of the course, the student should have acquired:
  • Rapid identification of tones, reproduction of sounds which are difficult to pronounce
  • More fluent writing of ideograms
  • Basic grammar structures and a more developed basic vocabulary
  • Easier comprehension of messages relating to simple and familiar situations
  • (+/-) 250 new ideograms
  • The ability to create simple sentences
  • The ability to compare and to talk about a day's events
  • The ability to read simple texts using the vocabulary learnt
  • The ability to use a Chinese dictionary
 
Content
This course aims to develop vocabulary and to increase knowledge of grammar. This will enable students to talk with some confidence about everyday activities, to read and write more easily and to make themselves understood in specific situations. The students also learn to use a Chinese dictionary.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Audiovisual method
Each lesson comprises a mini-scenario presenting the theme of the lesson
Each lesson also develops one or more grammar points, the various grammatical objects, complex concepts of tense, classifiers, comparison etc
Each 4-hour lesson is made up as follows: 40% oral, 60% written work.
In additional, there is homework.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

  1. General revision at the end of the year.
  2. Q1 test (partial written exam) represents 2 points of the final mark.
  3. Final exam:
    7 points (oral),
    11 points (written)

    Exceptional case: if the student can not take the Q1 test, with a valid justification, the written part will correspond to 11 points of the final mark.
     
  4. Continuous assessment : 2 points of the final mark.
  5. Learners have to obtain 10/20 to be admitted to the elementary level II
Other information
  • The teacher can be consulted during her office hours during the whole academic year.
  • Non-UCL students who take the end-of-year exam may ask for an ILV certificate.
  • A1+ Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Bibliography
Deux syllabus accompagnent le cours: un syllabus reprenant les idéogrammes du cours et le syllabus du cours (tout comme celui du cours LCHIN1100).
Le cours du niveau élémentaire II est également accompagné de 4 CD d'exercices reprenant l'ensemble de la matière.
 
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