KSCA004 Chinese Grammar I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Zuzana Pospěchová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Lucie Olivová, MA, Ph.D., DSc.
China Studies Seminar - Asia Studies entre - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Jana Vávrová Mašková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: China Studies Seminar - Asia Studies entre - Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
KSCA004/01: Mon 10:00–11:40 B2.21, Z. Pospěchová
KSCA004/02: Mon 12:00–13:40 B2.44, Z. Pospěchová
Knowledge of Czech grammar and basic terminology.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course consists of presentation and training in basic grammar phenomenons in modern colloquial Chinese.
At the end of the course students should be able to:
understand the essentials of Chinese grammar
use the grammar in speech and writing
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to: - use the basic terminology - to focus on the problems of Chinese grammar - identify basic functional characteristics of words - passively detect and actively use grammatical phenomena
  • The syllabus follows the textbook (the sequence of lessons): Švarný, Oldřich, Gramatika hovorové čínštiny v příkladech I-IV, Olomouc: Vydavatelství UP, 1998. 1. introduction 2. grammar in Chinese 3. shi, you, zai verbs 4. basic word order SVO 5. measure words 6. prepositions 7. směrové modifikátory I. 8. směrové modifikátory II. 9. adjectives in predicate - additional explanation 10. modificators in potential form 11. subordinate clauses 12. review
    required literature
  • Švarný, Oldřich, Gramatika hovorové čínštiny v příkladech I-IV, Olomouc: Vydavatelství UP, 1998.
  • Švarný O., Uher D., Úvod do studia hovorové čínštiny, Olomouc: Vydavatelství UP 1997.
    not specified
  • DEFRANCIS, John. The Chinese language : fact and fantasy. Pbk. ed. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1986. x, 330. ISBN 0824808665. info
Teaching methods
lectures, training, reading and translation, tests and homework
Assessment methods
continuous vocabulary and grammar tests written test - grammar taught in the course, minimal score 70% attendance - max. 2 lectures missed
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 1. semestru studia.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zápis mimo Kulturní studia Číny je vyloučen.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017.
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