KSCA020 Reading in Chinese I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. Lucie Olivová, MA, Ph.D., DSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jiří Plucar, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Dušan Vávra, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
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
Thu 12:30–14:05 U27
KSCA005 Chinese Grammar II
The course is open for students from the 2nd year of BA studies onward.
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
The course is based on reading and scrutinizing texts in written Chinese (shumianyu); the emphasis is put on understanding of the sentence structure and the gradual building of vocabulary.
Learning outcomes
After completing this course, the student should be able to cope with unknown Chinese text written in formal style. His vocabulary and grammar will be enlarged by what will have been read in class.
  • 1. - 12. are available in the Study Materials.
    required literature
  • ŠVARNÝ, Oldřich and David UHER. Prozodická gramatika čínštiny (Prosodical Grammar of Chinese). 1st ed. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2014. 163 pp. ISBN 80-244-4205-1. info
    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
    not specified
  • HAN Jiantang, ed. Zhongguo wenhua. Beijing yuyan daxue, 2003. 267 s.
Teaching methods
- students' home preparation includes: acquiring of the new vocabulary, preparation for the translation
- the course has a seminar layout: reading and translation of the text, explanation of new grammar, mastering of new constructions, examining individual students' home preparation
Assessment methods
Course completion is conditioned with regular attendance (max. 2 skipped classes permitted), active participation, and home preparation.
Evaluation: regular testing of new vocabulary in class (min.70%), or of new grammar, questions regarding comprehension ; during the class.
Final test - passing score min. 70%.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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