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Chinese Intermediate 6

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Course Summary

This course is the continuation of Intermediate 5. Students continue to develop all the four skills starting to slowly close the gap between their receptive and productive skills. The development of listening and speaking skills will remain a focus of the course, and teachers will at the same time encourage students to rely less on pinyin. Compared to lower levels of courses, slightly more emphasis will be attached to the recognition and writing of characters. Additional assistance regarding the study of characters will be provided where necessary. Students are encouraged to reflect and internalise grammatical devices and structures that they have studied and actively use them in conversations and writing. Topics covered in the textbook will also help students know more about Chinese family relations, Confucius and the Confucian culture.

Course Details

Content of Course

  • Ellipsis used in structures for comparison;
  • Vocabulary building and conversation/paragraph construction related to topics covered in the textbook;
  • To use ‘有+certain nouns’ to form adjective phrases;
  • To use 化, 际and 方as a suffix;
  • Double negatives used in questions;
  • To use 同 as a prefix.

Teaching method(s)

The course is tutorial based with a combination of joint class activities and group work. Supplementary material is prepared by the teacher. In order to fully benefit from the course and to achieve the learning outcomes, students are strongly encouraged to spend at least 1-2 hours to revise each class.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Talk about the meaning of work and relations between colleagues in Chinese;
  • Give a brief report of survey results in Chinese;
  • Have further understanding of Chinese family relations;
  • Understand more about the Chinese philosophy of “human relationship”;
  • Construct a narration in Chinese following a chronological order;
  • Study more autonomously beyond class.

Sources

Core Readings

Textbook: Contemporary Chinese (Book 4, Lessons 1-3)

Please use the following epay link to purchase the course textbook.

https://www.epay.ed.ac.uk/product-catalogue/college-of-humanities-and-social-science/school-of-literatures-languages-and-cultures/confucius-institute-for-scotland/contemporary-chinese-4

Queries

If you have questions regarding the course or enrolment, please contact COL Reception at Paterson's Land by email or by phone 0131 650 4400.

Student support

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or health condition which may affect your studies, please let us know by ticking the 'specific support needs' box on your course application form. This will allow us to make appropriate adjustments in advance and in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010. For more information please visit the Student Support section of our website.