Elementary Chinese 1-3

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Elementary Chinese 1-3

  • Host University

    East China Normal University

  • Location

    Shanghai, China

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Chinese

  • Language Level

    Beginning

  • Prerequisites

    This course is designed for students who have learned Chinese phonetics, some basic vocabulary and are able to have simple conversations in Chinese. 

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

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

    Course 1-3 
    Students will take three courses at this level: “Elementary Integrated Course I”, “Elementary Oral Course II” and “Elementary Listening Course II”. 

    Textbooks: 

    • 40 Lessons for Basic Chinese Course I&II 基础汉语 40 课 (上)(下) 
    • Developing Chinese – Elementary Speaking Course II 发展汉语 – 初级口语 II 
    • Developing Chinese – Elementary Listening Course II 发展汉语 – 初级听力 II 

    Elementary Integrated Course I 
    This course is designed for students who have learned Chinese phonetics, some basic vocabulary and are able to have simple conversations in Chinese. Course 1-3 covers the same materials as 1-2, but begins at lesson 15 and continues to lesson 26 in the second volume. There will be no pinyin in the second book and students will begin to study texts about daily life as well as Chinese culture. The goal is for students to have command of approximately 700 new vocabulary words and improve all communicative skills in Chinese language, as well as gain a better understanding of Chinese culture. 

    Elementary Oral Course II 
    Students in this class have more Chinese background than those in class 1-2. We will begin from lesson 1 and go to lesson 23 in the second book of Developing Chinese – Elementary Speaking Course. Topics like family, describing a person, weather, and going shopping are covered. More culture features will be introduced. 

    Elementary Listening Course II 
    Students will practice listening and understanding native Chinese speakers talking at a normal speed. This course can also help students get ready for the listening portion of the HSK Test. Lessons 1 to 18 in the second book of Developing Chinese – Elementary Listening Course will be covered.

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.