KSCX01 Modern Chinese I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Ming-Hsuan Li (seminar tutor)
Yu shan Chou (alternate examiner)
Wei-lun Lu, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Mgr. et Mgr. Dušan Vávra, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
doc. Lucie Olivová, MA, Ph.D., DSc.
Department of Chinese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Zuzana Pospěchová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Chinese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
KSCX01/01: Mon 15:50–17:25 U22
KSCX01/02: Mon 17:30–19:05 U22
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! OBOR ( KSC )
The 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 60 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/60, only registered: 0/60, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/60
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives (in Czech)
After the course, students will gain the basic four language abilities in Chinese: Speaking & Listening Language Skill: Students will be able to identify and comprehend conversation situations and reproduce conversation schemes in basic conversation situations given by the textbook. They will also be able to apply the conversation schemes and acquired vocabulary to other interactive conversation situations. Reading & Writing Language Skill: Students will be able to read and write basic conversation texts given in the textbook. They will also be able to apply acquired grammar, vocabulary and increase necessary reading and writing comprehension.
Learning outcomes (in Czech)
Communication: Exchange basic greetings Request a person’s last name and full name and provide your own; Determine whether someone is a teacher or a student; Ascertain someone’s nationality. Employ basic kinship terms; Describe a family photo; Ask about someone’s profession; Say some common professions. Tell and speak about time and dates; Talk about one’s age and birthday; Invite someone to dinner; Arrange a dinner date. Culture: Students will have gained a deeper knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world. Connection: Students will be able to acquire new information and reinforce their knowledge of other disciplines through the Chinese language. Comparison: Students will have developed new insights into the nature of language and culture that will allow them to establish comparisons not only between languages, but also between the Chinese cultures and their own.
Syllabus (in Czech)
  • 1.Introduction: basic information on the Chinese language, Chinese phonetics. 2.Chinese phonetics: Chinese Pinyin, phonetic exercise. 3.Lesson 1: Phonetic exercise, new vocabulary, grammar, Chinese characters. 4.Lesson 1: Phonetic exercise, new vocabulary, grammar, Chinese characters. 5.Lesson 1: Phonetic exercise, language practice, Chinese culture. 6.Lesson 2: Test for Lesson1. Phonetic exercise, new vocabulary, grammar, Chinese characters. 7.Lesson 2: Phonetic exercise, new vocabulary, grammar, Chinese characters. 8.Lesson 2: Phonetic exercise, language practice, Chinese culture. 9.Lesson 3: Test for Lesson2. Phonetic exercise, new vocabulary, grammar, Chinese characters. 10.Lesson 3: Phonetic exercise, new vocabulary, grammar, Chinese characters. 11.Lesson 3: Phonetic exercise, language practice, Chinese culture. 12.Test for Lesson3. Review
Literature
    required literature
  • Integrated Chinese : simplified characters. Edited by Yuehua Liu. 3rd ed. Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company, 2010. xxxi, 335. ISBN 9780887276446. info
  • Integrated Chinese : simplified characters. Edited by Yuehua Liu. 3rd ed. Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company, 2009. viii, 184. ISBN 9780887276408. info
    recommended literature
  • Kol. autorů. Moderní čínština pro nesinology. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2011.
  • 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
    not specified
  • 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.
Teaching methods (in Czech)
The course is taught by a native speaker who combines various methods of teaching - class discussion, conversations, cultural presentations, etc. And the course is based on the textbook: Integrated Chinese. The materials put emphasis on authentic materials(written by native Chinese speakers for native Chinese speakers), most of the pedagogical materials are actually simulated authentic materials and are incorporated in the lessons when appropriate.
Assessment methods
Total grade is based on: attendance, homework, final test 70% Attendance 25%: 1 unexcused absence allowed during the semester. Homework 45%: Each assignment 5%. Assignment delay 3% Two kinds of Assignment: 1. Chinese character writing practice. 2. Chinese culture discussion. Test 30%: Regular test 3 times. After one lesson is finished, there will be a test for the lesson.
Language of instruction
Czech
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 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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