KSCX01 Modern Chinese I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2011
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Táňa Dluhošová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. David Václavík, Ph.D.
Center for Chinese Studies - Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Lucie Čelková
Timetable of Seminar Groups
KSCX01/A: Tue 15:50–17:25 zrusena M12
KSCX01/B: Tue 17:30–19:05 M22
Course does not require any knowledge of Chinese in advance.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/40, only registered: 0/40, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/40
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Upon successful completion of the course, students will reach A1 level (CEFR Common Reference Levels) in Chinese language in these four competencies: - speaking: o Spoken Mediation: Students will be able to reproduce conversation schemes in conversation situation given by the textbook (Učebnice moderní čínštiny I.) o Spoken Interaction and Production: In the same time they will independently apply the conversation schemes and acquired vocabulary to other conversation situation and themes. - reading: o Reading Comprehension: Students will be able to read basic conversation texts given in the textbook (Učebnice moderní čínštiny I.). In the same time they will be able to apply acquired grammar, vocabulary and the reading principles to unknown texts, which are in the terms of their level equivalent to the textbook text. - writing: o Written Mediation: Students will acquire the basic principles of writing Chinese characters and their structure. Students will be able to actively reproduce written text given by the (Učebnice moderní čínštiny I.) o Written production: Students will be able to use acquired skills to create own texts. - Listening Comprehension: Students will be able to identify and comprehend conversation situations in the textbooks: Učebnice moderní čínštiny I. and Učebnice čínské konverzace.
  • 1. Introduction: typology of Chinese; Chinese phonetics (inicials, finals), new vocabulary L1
  • 2. Lesson 1: phonetic exercise, grammar: word order in Chinese sentence, making an inquiry, adverbs.
  • 3. Lesson 1: phonetic exercise; how to write Chinese characters, conversation exercise, new vocabulary L2
  • 4. Lesson 2: phonetic exercise, grammar: making an inquiry, adjectives, measure words, grammar exercises
  • 5. Lesson 2: phonetic exercise; Chinese characters, reading, grammar exercises, new vocabulary L3
  • 6. Test, grammar and conversation exercises
  • 7. Lesson 3: phonetic exercise; grammar: adjectives, counting, deictic words, attributive words
  • 8. Lesson 3: phonetic exercise; Chinese characters, reading, grammar exercise, new vocabulary L4
  • 9. Lesson 4: phonetic exercise; grammar; reading
  • 10. Lesson 4: phonetic exercise; Chinese characters; reading; grammar and conversation exercise
  • 11. Repetition
    required literature
  • Kol. autorů. Moderní čínština pro nesinology. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2011.
    recommended literature
  • Švarný, Oldřich a David Uher: Hovorová čínština. Úvod do studia hovorové čínštiny [Colloguial Chinese. An Introduction to the Chinese Language]. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého 2001, 190 p. ISBN 80-244-0298-X.
  • UHER, David, Xuemin LIU and Jakub VYKOUKAL. Učebnice čínské konverzace. Vydání první. Praha: Leda, 2007. 223 stran. ISBN 9788073351090. info
  • TŘÍSKOVÁ, Hana and Drahomír ILLÍK. Česko-čínská konverzace. Edited by Tchang Jün-ling Rusková. Praha: Academia, 1991. ISBN 8020003886. info
Teaching methods
The course, having a form of language training, is based on a textbook: Moderní čínština pro nesinology, which was designed for the need of this particular course at Palacky University (Olomouc). The emphasis is put on even cultivation of four basic language competencies: speaking, reading, writting, and listening comprehension by interpretation of grammar,drill in creating correct syntactic structures with respect to specific contexts, reading,and homeworks.
Assessment methods
Minimum to complete the course: 70% Total grade consists of: Homework 10% Final test: 90%
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Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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