Modern Chinese - Elementary level II

lchin1300  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Modern Chinese - Elementary level II
9.00 credits
120.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Hao Xiaoxia (coordinator);
LCHIN1100 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: 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
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:
  • 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
  • (+/-) 30 0new 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
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
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: 50% oral, 50% written work.
In additional, there is homework.
Evaluation methods
  1. Q1 test (1 partial written exam + 3 oral production tasks during Q1) represents 8 points of the final mark.
  2. Final exam:
    6 points (oral) - oral presentation in class on one of the given topics, 1-3 minutes.
    6 points (written) - two hours
  3. 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.
  • HSK Level 2 of the "Chinese Proficiency Grading Standards for International Chinese Language Education" implemented on July 1st, 2021 .
Deux syllabus accompagnent le cours:
  1. Un syllabus d'écriture, reprenant les caractères du cours
  2. Un syllabus de cours, comprenant
    Le vocabulaire et les caractères
    Les textes étudiés
    Fiches culturelles
Des exercices de vocabulaire, de grammaire, les devoirs hebdomadaires ainsi que les fichiers audio de révision sont disponibles sur Moodle.

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

Minor in Chinese studies

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Bachelor in Information and Communication

Minor in Antiquity: Egypt, Eastern World, Greece, Rome