2020 Chinese: Basic Course 2 C14

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Second foreign language courses
Tsuchida Sei 
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Wed3-4(3ラボ, , Language Lab 3)  
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Course description and aims

"Chinese: Basic Course" is intended for students who have no knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. The course will begin with the exercise of the Chinese Pinyin Romanization system: tones, rules of phonetic spelling, and pronunciation drill. We also learn simple conversation and basic grammar, to build up rudimentary communication ability of Chinese. As the second step, at "beginner's class 2," we will develop the basics of grammar in the basic sentence that students have learnt at "beginner's class 1". In addition, by using the supplementary materials, we will touch the cultural and social background of the China, will also to help students to have a better understanding of Chinese society and culture.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to
1 Understand a short daily life conversation.
2 understand the characteristic of the quantifier
3.Make a basic sentence


Daily life conversation in Chinese,the quantifier in Chinese

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Explain basic grammar through words and expressions for daily life, Practice making basic sentences and conversations while touching the social and cultural background of China.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Predicate verbs expressions of movement and favorite. To be announced during classes.
Class 2 Particle, aspects of time expressions of movement and state.
Class 3 Usage of the adverb and time situation words.
Class 4 Numeral and quantity words of Chinese: How to count numbers, Ways of speaking date and time.
Class 5 Numeral and quantity words of Chinese: Combination of quantity words and noun.
Class 6 Expression of the interrogative about the amount.
Class 7 Reading and writing for beginners.

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.


Four Step Chinese for College Students

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required

Assessment criteria and methods

Students’ course scores are based on midterm exam(30%) and final exam(70%)

Related courses

  • LAL.C201 : Chinese: Basic Course 1

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

No prerequisites.

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