Intermediate Chinese 2-1

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intermediate Chinese 2-1

  • Host University

    East China Normal University

  • Location

    Shanghai, China

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Business, Chinese, International Business

  • Language Level

    Intermediate

  • Prerequisites

    This class is designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least one year or have a command of 2000-2500 vocabulary words.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

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

    Course 2-1
    Standard Chinese Language Program provide two different curriculum designs at 2-1 level. One is common, the other is business-orientated. Students can choose one from them.

    In the common 2-1 curriculum, students will take three courses: “Intermediate Integrated Course I”, “Intermediate Oral Course II” and “Intermediate Listening Course II”.

    In the business orientated 2-1 curriculum, students will take four course: “Intermediate Integrated Course I”, “Intermediate Oral Course II”, “Intermediate Listening Course II” and “Business Chinese Course”.

    Textbooks:

    • Developing Chinese – Intermediate Comprehensive Course I发展汉语 – 中级综合 I 
    • Developing Chinese – Intermediate Speaking Course II发展汉语 – 中级口语 II
    • Developing Chinese – Intermediate Listening Course II发展汉语 – 中级听力 II
    • Business Chinese 商务汉语 

    Intermediate Integrated Course I
    This class is designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least one year or have a command of 2000-2500 vocabulary words. There will be more focus on analyzing the reading material rather than analyzing grammatical points. Larger importance will be attached to strengthening students’ capability of presenting their opinions on various topics, as well as writing those opinions. Course 2-1 will cover lessons 1-11 in the textbook. Students will learn approximately 650 new vocabulary words, their meaning, when and how to use them, and will be exposed to more complicated grammatical structures compared to what the students learn in the elementary level classes.

    Intermediate Oral Course II
    The focus of this course is on gaining better communication skills with a higher level of accuracy and fluency. Lessons 1-15 in the textbook will be covered. While continuing to learn more everyday conversations, students will be trained to express their opinions on certain issues, such as family and marriage, employment and education, urbanization and environment. After successful completion of this course, students will have command of approximately 500 intermediate new vocabulary words and 56 functional patterns, and will be able to participate in more difficult conversations with Chinese people.

    Intermediate Listening Course II
    In this course, students will study more complicated materials, such as Chinese short stories. They will begin to listen to paragraphs in written language as well as to conversations with some practical topics such as buying books online. Lessons 1-15 in the textbook will be covered.

    Business Chinese Course (business orientated track only)
    This course aims at equipping students with knowledge of Chinese business etiquette and culture, and with communicative skills in situations such as job hunting, employee training, business negotiation, contract signing etc. After successful completion of this course, students will have command of approximately 200 grammar points and 150 useful patterns in business practice. 

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.