Modern Chinese Intermediate level I

lchin1500  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Modern Chinese Intermediate level I
9.00 credits
120.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Hao Xiaoxia (coordinator);
LCHIN1300 or diploma/training recognized as equivalent.

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The course covers every day and familiar topics such as: moving house, asking the way, going to the doctor's, talking about holidays.

Course activities cover the following:
  • Construction of grammatically correct sentences (orally and in writing)
  • Exercises on new vocabulary in class
  • Comprehension of a video conversation between Chinese people
  • Group discussion on everyday topics
  • Reading long texts on everyday topics
  • Reading aloud short texts
  • Development of vocabulary of synonyms and antonyms
  • Talking and writing about an event in the past
  • Creating short talks
Learning outcomes

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

By the end of the course, the student should have acquired:
  • A knowledge of +/- 800 ideograms plus a passive knowledge of others
  • Essential and complex grammar structures
  • An extensive vocabulary
  • The ability to understand conversations and texts on current topics
  • The ability to write small texts
  • The ability to translate sentences with precise grammatical points
  • A greater ability to talk about their studies and everyday life
This course aims to continue the development of vocabulary and the knowledge of essential and some complex grammatical structures. Learning these grammar points enables the student to tackle more challenging reading, to understand the language better and to speak with greater ease about studies and daily life.
Teaching methods
Audiovisual method
Each lesson comprises a mini-scenario presenting the theme of the lesson and the grammar. The lessons also include listening comprehensions of increasing speed.
The grammar point covered are complex and essential for understanding more challenging texts and conversations.

Each 4-hour lesson is made up as follows:
  • 40% oral,
  • 60% written work.
  • Active learning and memorization of ideograms has to be done at home.
Evaluation methods
  1. General revision at the end of the year.
  2. Q1 test (partial written exam) represents 4 points of the final mark.
  3. Final exam:
    8 points (oral),
    12 points (written)
  4. 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.
  • A2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Deux syllabus accompagnent le cours:
  1. Un syllabus reprenant les idéogrammes du cours et
  2. le syllabus du cours comprenant :
    Le vocabulaire et les idéogrammes de la semaine
    Des exercices de vocabulaire
    Des exercices de grammaire
    Des exercices de lecture et de traduction
    Les textes étudiés
    Les devoirs hebdomadaires
    Fiches culturelles
Le cours du niveau intermédiaire I est également accompagné de 4 CD d'exercices par thème abordé.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies