Chinese language 3 (2017/2018)



Course code
4S003702
Credits
9
Coordinator
Federico Febbroni
Academic sector
L-OR/21 - CHINESE AND SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Language of instruction
cinese
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Lezioni 6 FULL YEAR Federico Febbroni

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Esercitazioni linguistiche 3 ANNUALE Chunye Niu

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the students with a knowledge of the basic terminology and interpretive techniques for a better understanding of modern Chinese technical texts. Mother tongue teacher 's lessons will help students to develop their speaking and listening skills at an intermediate level on Chinese society, economy and tourism.
At the end of the course students will be able to comprehend and produce texts on Chinese economics and tourism at an intermediate level.

Syllabus

Reading comprehension of Chinese comprehensive and technical texts. The comprehensive part will be taught throughout the academic year, while technical part will be divided into two parts: economic technical texts in the first semester and tourism texts in the second semester.

In detail:
Course content for comprehensive Chinese:
- Farewell (courtesy expressions, directional verbs, pseudocausative constructions)
- Congratulate (potential constructions, comparison)
- Talk about hobbies and rejoice (the use of chengyu, resultative and degree complement)
- Visiting (cultural insight about official and informal visits in China)
- Suggest (verbal classifiers, the use of figured directionals)
- Give comfort (use of emphatic constructions)

Course content for technical Chinese:
For business Chinese:
- office and computer terminology
- write email and make phone callo business aspects
- establish business relations
- talking about the price in business contexts

For tourism Chinese:
- technical terminology in the Chinese tourism industry
- translation of Chinese tourism websites
- cultural insight on how to deal with Chinese inbound tourism

Applied language activities on writing, phonetics, and the development of oral proficiency are provided by mother-tongue teachers.

Course textbooks:

- Abbiati, Magda; Zhang Ruoying (2010). “Dialogare in cinese, vol 2”. Venezia: Cafoscarina.
- Leonesi, Barbara (2011). “Cinese & Affari”. Milano: Hoepli
- Dall'Ara, Dionisio, (2012). "Come accogliere i turisti cinesi". Milano: Franco Angeli Editore

Additional teaching materials will be used and provided by the teachers during the lessons. Recommended textbooks:

- Abbiati, Magda (2008). “Guida alla lingua cinese”. Roma: Carocci
- Abbiati, Magda (2011). “Grammatica di cinese moderno”. Venezia: Cafoscarina.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam consists of a written test on grammar and reading comprehension and a conversation in Chinese.
Each part of the test has a thirty-points worth. Students must obtain at least 18/30 points in each part of the test in order to pass the exam. All the parts of the exam must be passed in the same date: whoever wants or needs to repeat the exam must repeat all of its parts (written test and conversation).

At the end of the first semester a mid-term examination will be held on the first half of the programme (lessons 26-31 of Dialogare in cinese and lessons 2-3 of Cinese & affari). The students who pass the mid-term examination will prepare the second half of the programme for the final exam (lessons 32-39 of Dialogare in cinese and the materials concerning tourism terminology available in the second semester on the e-learning page) and the final mark will be the average of the two exams. Those who don't pass the mid-term exam must prepare the whole programme (lessons 26-39 of Dialogare in cinese, lessons 2-3 of Cinese & affari and the materials concerning tourism terminology available in the second semester on the e-learning page) for the final exam.
The score of the mid-term examination is valid for a year, until the second exam in february 2019. After the final exam, the students who had passed the mid-term examination can choose to repeat the second part of the exam (second semester programme) or the entire syllabus (first and second semester programme), losing the mark of the mid-term examination.

Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Lezioni Barbara Leonesi Cinese & affari. Manuale pratico di cinese commerciale Hoepli 2014 978-88-203-4798-7
Lezioni Giancarlo Dall'Ara, Patrizia Dionisio Come accogliere i turisti cinesi FrancoAngeli 2012 978-88-568-4838-0
Lezioni Magda Abbiati; Zheng Ruifang Dialogare in cinese 2. Corso di lingua colloquiale Libreria Editrice Cafoscarina 2011 978-88-7543-300-0
Esercitazioni linguistiche Magda Abbiati; Zheng Ruifang Dialogare in cinese 2. Corso di lingua colloquiale Libreria Editrice Cafoscarina 2011 978-88-7543-300-0

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018