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ay905080Y Elementary Course in Chinese, part 1 (OPEN UNI), 5 ECTS cr 
Code ay905080Y  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Elementary Course in Chinese, part 1 (OPEN UNI)  Abbreviation Elementary Cour 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Discipline8014 Language studies, Chinese 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit University of Oulu, Open University 

Description
Proficiency level 

A1

 
Status 

Optional course for all students.

 
Required proficiency level 

No preliminary knowledge in Chinese is required.

 
ECTS Credits 

5 credits, 60 hours contact teaching

 
Language of instruction 

Both English and Chinese are used.

 
Learning outcomes 

During this course, students are expected to achieve control of the pronunciation system (especially 4-tones), basic grammar, basic sentence patterns, aural comprehension, and simple daily conversations.

 
Contents 

It is an introductory course in speaking, understanding, reading and writing Chinese characters. Students are expected to achieve control of the pronunciation system, to gain the ability to communicate in the Chinese language for daily activities and also to be able to read and write Chinese characters. The goals are reached through classroom drill and recitation, discussion of grammatical patterns, conversation practice and skits performing. Students will also get to know Chinese culture and customs.

 
Mode of delivery 

Contact teaching

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

56 hours contact teaching, 4 h/week, and 79 hours students’ homework.

 
Target group 

Open university students

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

No preliminary knowledge in Chinese is required.

 
Recommended or required reading 

Liu Xun: New Practical Chinese Reader textbook 1
Beijing Language and Culture University Press ISBN 7-5619-1040-1

Liu Xun: New Practical Chinese Reader workbook 1
Beijing Language and Culture University Press ISBN 978-7-5619-1042-9
The lecturer will provide additional written and listening materials in class.

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

To pass the course, students must attend it on regular basis and pass the final exam.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.

 
Grading 

1 - 5 / fail

 
Person responsible 

See contact teachers on website: www.oulu.fi/kielikoulutus

 


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