2020 Chinese Conversation: Basic Course 4

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Second foreign language courses
Chen Yan 
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Course description and aims

In this course, students will learn the Chinese phonological system, basic conversational topics, vocabulary and grammar. Emphasis is placed on listening and speaking, We use the textbook that show various scenes of everyday life, it will develop students’ abilities to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, shot and rhythmical conversation will be easy for students to remember. Under the guidance of native instructor, learners will be able to communicate in Chinese more appropriately and correctly.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will have increased their knowledge about Chinese phonological system, basic conversational topics of everyday life, will be able to introduce himself, and to have a positive attitude towards Chinese language learning, have gained confidence in using Chinese.


correct pronunciation, basic conversational ability, face-to-face lesson

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

At the beginning of each class, the instructor will explain the essential points of the class, including the key words, phrases and grammar. The instructor also corrects students 's pronunciation, has students to do exercise problems. We use the textbook that show Chinese culture and everyday life of ordinary people, the course will develop students’ abilities with spoken and written communication in Chinese, also expands what students know about modern society of China.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 I am looking through some homepages Practice of some sentence patterns(to be going on)
Class 2 How did you spend your birthday? Expression of complement
Class 3 Review 1 Review of dialogues and grammar
Class 4 Mr.Li broke my glasses A verb in the passive
Class 5 Exercise problems for HSK (Chinese Ability Examination) 1 Exercise problems for Chinese Ability Examination
Class 6 Exercise problems for HSK(Chinese Ability Examination) 2 Exercise problems for Chinese Ability Examination
Class 7 Free presentation and test Free presentation

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


New Concept Chinese

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on their attendance and activities in class

Related courses

  • LAL.C361 : Chinese Conversation: Advanced Course 1
  • LAL.C362 : Chinese Conversation: Advanced Course 2
  • LAL.C363 : Chinese Conversation: Advanced Course 3
  • LAL.C364 : Chinese Conversation: Advanced Course 4

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites

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