Advanced Chinese 3-2

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced Chinese 3-2

  • Host University

    East China Normal University

  • Location

    Shanghai, China

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Chinese

  • Language Level

    Advanced

  • Prerequisites

    This course is designed for the students who have achieved an advanced proficiency level of Chinese language.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    234 - 252
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    15 - 16
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    22 - 24
  • Overview

    Course 3-2
    3-2 is the highest level in Standard Chinese Language Program. Students will take four courses: “Advanced Integrated Course II”, “Advanced Newspaper-reading Course II”, “Audio-visual Course II” and “Chinese Culture Course II”.

    Textbooks:

    • Developing Chinese – Advanced Comprehensive Course II发展汉语 – 高级综合 II
    • Times: Newspaper Reading Course of Advanced Chinese II 时代:高级汉语报刊阅读 教程(下册)
    • Intensive Audiovisual and Reading Course of Intermediate Chinese II中国人的故事: 中级汉语精视精读(下)
    • Chinese Culture II 中国文化(下册) 

    Advanced Integrated Course II
    This course is designed for the students who have achieved an advanced proficiency level of Chinese language. After the successful completion of the course, students will be familiar to different styles, writing structures, pragmatic features in Chinese. They will be able to understand the key points in complicated reading materials, including in formal written language. They will also be able to present their opinions and emotions accurately and appropriately in organized paragraphs. Lessons 1-15 in the textbook will be covered during the semester.

    Advanced Newspaper-reading Course II
    This course is a continuation of the 3-1 Advanced Newspaper-reading Course I. We will begin from lesson 1 and advance students to lesson 12 in the second volume of the textbook. Students will learn the meanings and usage of approximately 300 Chinese idioms. Students will understand the language features in Chinese news. They will read articles in all aspects of human life, including generation gap, cross-cultural communication, internationalization of education, etc.

    Audio-visual Course II
    This course aims at training students to understand authentic audiovisual materials in Chinese. It will cover lessons 1-5 in the second volume of the textbook. The topics include different professions in contemporary China, ranging from taxi drivers, retired workers, fitness instructors, to fashion designers. Students need to understand the facts and meaning from the materials, and compare China to their homelands in these aspects. Students will learn to write argumentative essays based on their understanding of the audiovisual materials. Chinese

    Culture Course II
    The course aims at expanding students’ vocabulary and deepening their understanding of Chinese traditional culture and contemporary China. Students will read essays from the second volume of the textbook and other supplementary materials. The topics of this semester will include Confucianism, Taoism, new media, etc. After successful completion of the course, students will be able to present their opinions more freely on these cultural topics. Lessons 1-15 in the textbook will be covered during the semester. 

Course Disclaimer

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.