Chinese language 3 (2018/2019)



Course code
4S003702
Credits
9
Coordinator
Daniele Beltrame
Academic sector
L-OR/21 - CHINESE AND SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Lezioni 6 ANNUALE Daniele Beltrame

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Esercitazioni linguistiche 3 ANNUALE Chunye Niu

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students should demonstrate that they possess a deep knowledge of modern Chinese language, particularly of modern Chinese lexicon concerning tourism and international commerce, enough for them to speak and write independently on topics regarding the specialized language of their major. At the end of the course students will reach a level of linguistic knowledge and a vocabulary required for an HSK4 certificate, corresponding to a B2 level in the international language standards.

Attendance is mandatory

Syllabus

Reading comprehension of modern Chinese and practical study of grammar through reading of generic and specialised texts and materials provided by the teacher (Power Point files, articles and textbooks). The generic part will be taught throughout the entire academic year using the textbooks “Dialogare in cinese vol. 2” and the grammar book “Yufa!”, whileas for the specialized part, two specific domains will be studied: technical economic texts and tourism-related texts, using the textbook “Cinese & Affari” and materials provided by the teachers in the classroom.
Applied language activities on writing, phonetics, and the development of oral proficiency are provided by a native Chinese lecturer.


Course textbooks:

- Teng, Wen-hua (2011). “Yufa! A Practical Guide to Mandarin Chinese Grammar”. Abingdon: Hodder Education.
- 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 by the teacher during the lessons and uploaded on the e-learning page of the course after each lesson.


Recommended textbooks:

- Abbiati, Magda (2011). “Grammatica di cinese moderno”. Venezia: Cafoscarina.
- Romagnoli, Chiara (2012). “Grammatica cinese”. Milano: Hoepli.
- Cui Songren (2004). “Business Chinese. An Advanced Reader”. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam consists of three parts: a written test on grammar, writing and reading comprehension, a listening test of HSK 4 level and a conversation in Chinese.
Each part of the exam has a ten-point worth. Students must obtain at least 6 out of 10 points in each part in order to pass the exam. All parts of the exam must be passed in the same date: whoever wants or needs to repeat the exam must repeat all three parts (written test, listening and conversation).

HSK certificates will not be accepted as substitute for the exam, nor any of its part.

Details about the exam will be published on the e-learning page during the course.

At the end of the first semester, i.e. in the winter session of January-February 2019, a midterm examination (score not registered) will be held based on the first half of the programme. The modality of the midterm exam is the same as that of the final exam, as described above. Also in the case of midterm exam, it is composted of three parts, students must obtain the passing mark (6 points out of 10) in each part in order to pass the exam.
Students who pass the midterm examination will need to prepare the second half of the programme for the final exam and the final mark will be the average of the two exams. Those who don't pass the midterm exam must prepare the entire programme for the final exam. Students who wish to decline the mark of midterm exam should express such intention clearly writing from their university email address to the teacher’s university email address, within one week after the publishing date of exam results seen on e-learning webpage of the course.
The score of the midterm examination is valid for a year, until the second exam session in January-February 2020. After the final exam, students who had already passed the midterm examination previously can choose to repeat the second part of the exam (relative to the programme of the second semester) or the entire syllabus (programme of the first and the second semester), losing the mark of the midterm examination. In both cases, in the email sent to the teacher, students should state clearly whether he/she wish to decline the mark of the second part of the exam only or both marks of the mid-term exam and the second part of the exam.

Since attendance is mandatory, students who don’t reach 60% of the attendance will not be admitted to the exam. Those having between 60% and 75% of the attendance must pass an additional oral test on the grammatical topics covered during the course. In order to justify non-attendance, certificates proving real and well-grounded reasons (health, study, mandatory internships or possession of HSK certificates from level 4 to level 6) will be considered. These certificates must be submitted to the teacher before the exam.

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
Lezioni Teng Wen-hua Yufa! A Practical Guide to Mandarin Chinese Grammar Hodder Education 2011 9781444109139
Esercitazioni linguistiche Leonesi, Barbara Cinese & Affari Milano: Hoepli 2011
Esercitazioni linguistiche Giancarlo Dall'Ara, Patrizia Dionisio Come accogliere i turisti cinesi FrancoAngeli 2012 978-88-568-4838-0
Esercitazioni linguistiche Magda Abbiati; Zheng Ruifang Dialogare in cinese 2. Corso di lingua colloquiale Libreria Editrice Cafoscarina 2011 978-88-7543-300-0
Esercitazioni linguistiche Teng Wen-hua Yufa! A Practical Guide to Mandarin Chinese Grammar Hodder Education 2011 9781444109139

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018