KSCA021 Reading in Chinese II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Bc. Magdaléna Rychetská, M.A. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Zuzana Pospěchová, Ph.D.
Department of Chinese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Bc. Magdaléna Rychetská, M.A.
Supplier department: Department of Chinese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Thu 14:00–15:40 B2.34
KSCA020 Reading in Chinese I
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
This course is practical reading and translating class. Students are given texts in written Chinese (shumian yu) and provided with basic vocabulary. Students have to prepare for the class in advance. The topics are various, raging from news from the media to academic writings.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to apply the acquired knowledge when reading advanced texts in written Chinese; emphasis will be put on ellucidating of sentence structure and gradual building of students' vocabulary, incl "chengyu".
    required literature
  • Yi fenzhong xiaoshuo xuan. Beijing Yuyan xueyuan bian, 1980.
    recommended literature
  • Úvod do hovorové čínštiny. I. Edited by Oldřich Švarný - Čang Ťing-Jü Rotterová - Josef Bartůšek. Vyd. 1. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1967. 458 s. info
  • Úvod do hovorové čínštiny. II. Edited by Oldřich Švarný. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1967. 606 s. info
    not specified
  • Petr Janda. Čínština, četba textů II. elektronická podpora pro čtení a překlad čínských textů do češtiny. Ústav religionistiky MU, 2009.
Teaching methods
- students' home preparation includes: acquiring of new vocabulary, preparation for the text translation
- the course has a seminar layout: reading and translation of the text, explanation of new grammar, interpretation of cultural realia in the texts, examination of students' home preparation
Assessment methods
Course completion is conditioned with regular attendance (max. 2 skipped classes permitted), active participation, and home preparation.
Evaluation: Mid-term and final tests (min. 70%)
Language of instruction
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 Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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