KSCA010 Chinese Language V

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
0/4/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Ya-Xuan Wang (seminar tutor), Wei-lun Lu, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
doc. Lucie Olivová, MA, Ph.D., DSc.
Department of Chinese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Jana Vávrová Mašková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Chinese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
KSCA010/01: Tue 9:10–10:45 U24
KSCA010/02: Fri 9:10–10:45 zrusena M12
KSCA009 Chinese IV
Chinese I-IV
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:

understand the main points of speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc;

understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language;

deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken;

deal with unprepared conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events);

present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest;

explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options;
  • Week 1+2 Introduction of the course; Self introduction; Unit 1-1 (culture differences and mutual influences)
  • Week 3+4 Unit 1-2 (culture differences and mutual influences)
  • Week 4+5 Unit 2-1 (beggars in China and related social issues)
  • Week 5+6 Unit 2-2 (beggars in China and related social issues)
  • Week 7+8 Unit 3-1 (marriage)
  • Week 9+10 Unit 3-2 (marriage)
  • Week 11+12 Unit 4-1 (politics and morality)
  • Week 13+14 Unit 4-2 (politics and morality); oral presentation
  • ZHOU, Zhiping, Yan XIA and Meow Hui GOH. All things considered. Rev. ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011. xvii, 435. ISBN 9780691153100. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion, role play, oral presentation, drills, homework, quizzes
Assessment methods
Attendance & Participation: 15%
Quizzes & Assignements: 15%
Chinese quiz bowl: 30%
Final oral presentation: 40%

2 unexcused absences are allowed.
4 absences may result in a failure in the course.
3 late arrivals (longer than 15 minutes after the class starts) may be counted as 1 absence.
Inadequate preparation of the class (including quizzes and review) would be taken as absence.
In case of illness or other extenuating circumstances, the student must present documented evidence of inability to attend classes to the class instructor. However, in such cases the student is responsible for all work missed during those absences.
Those who may need a recommendation letter for scholarship application have to:
1. finish all the required homework.
2. reach 80 or above of all the quizzes during the semester.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
General note: Posluchači Kulturních studií Číny povinně zapisují v 5. semestru studia.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zápis mimo Kulturní studia Číny je podmíněn souhlasem vyučujícího.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2015, recent)
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