The Chinese language is the most widely spoken language in the world. Learning Chinese can open a new door for you to explore the culture and society of this rapidly developing country. Starting from zero, you will be able to conduct simple conversations and learn 150 new words (including the characters) at the end of this four-week intensive course. In addition, you will earn 7.5 ETCS after successful completion of this course and be qualified to take the official Chinese proficiency test, HSK 1.
Why would you learn Chinese?
China is a rapidly developing country with a growing global influence. The Chinese language is the most widely spoken language in the world (1.1 billion speakers), while being one of the oldest languages still in use. Besides, the Chinese culture, history, politics, economy and society are drawing more and more interest worldwide and are also becoming popular research topics among academics.
The Chinese Proficiency Test, HSK, which stands for Hànyǔ (Chinese) Shuǐpíng (level) Kǎoshì (test), is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. The HSK testing system consists of six levels: HSK I to HSK VI.
Please see http://english.hanban.org/node_8002.htm for more information.
What will you be able to do with HSK level I?
Which language aspects will we cover in the course?
What will you learn from the course?
6 July - 31 July
We will have online classes every day except on Wednesdays (Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri) at 08:30-10:00 a.m.
In total: 16 meetings including the final exam.
Contact hours: 24.
Self-study hours: >40 (>80 for ECTS receivers with extra reading of a Chinese cultural book in English and writing an essay about Chinese culture/society).
*Please purchase the books yourself before the course starts.
HSK Standard Course 1 - Textbook
Author: Jiang Liping | Publisher: Beijing Language & Culture University Press, China | ISBN 9787561937099
HSK Standard Course 1 - Workbook
Author: Jiang Liping | Publisher: Beijing Language & Culture University Press, China | ISBN 9787561937105
(Optional: only for ECTS receivers)
China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know
Authors: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham | Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN 9780190659103
Dr. Meiyi Bao | Assistent Professor and Coordinator of China Studies | University College Utrecht
University College Utrecht | China Studies | E: email@example.com