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Chinese in 5 Steps: Step 2

9 February 2023 - 31 December 2024 г.
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  • English

    course language

  • 4 weeks

    course duration

  • от 4 до 5 часов в неделю

    needed to educate

  • 1 credit points

    for credit at your university

Dear learners, please note that only part of the materials is available for free. All course materials will be available after certification payment.

About

This course is an expanded version of the well-known and popular course “Chinese for Beginners" by St. Petersburg State University. The course was divided into 5 steps for better progress and greater flexibility of learning. Each step will take the learners to the A1-A2 level of the Chinese language. The course includes: 

  • vocabulary and character writing, including the order of strokes;

  • grammar with detailed explanations and examples;

  • examples of conversational phrases;

  • animated dialogues which demonstrate how the course material can be applied in communication;

  • various exercises that should be completed in order to revise the course material;

  • various text materials in the section "This is Interesting", telling about the history of the language, the Chinese culture, traditions and habits of the Chinese, etc. In this section will, learners can find a large list of recommended reading for those who are interested in China.

The second course consists of the following grammatical topics: verbs 来 and 去, preposition 和, alternative questions, alternative statements, time, questions to the adverbial of time, separable verbs 'liheci', verb sequences with 去 , and 来, imperative sentences, animate nouns with the meaning of place, location words and constructions, modal verbs, causative verbs 让、叫、请,  currency in China, verb doubling, question words 怎么样, 有点 and 一点, verbs with two objects, the preposition 给, 最 and更 in comparative constructions, two 了 in Chinese language, the sequence of actions in the past and the future.

Format

The course is taught online. Weekly classes include watching lectures and completing test tasks with automated grading.

Requirements

Completing the first part of the course Chinese in 5 Steps: Step 1

Course program

Week 1. Lesson 5. Part 1. Family

Week 2. Lesson 5. Part 2. Time

Week 3. Lesson 6. Part 1. Location

Week 4. Lesson 6. Part 2. Location

Week 5. Lesson 7.  Part 1. Shopping

Week 6. Lesson 7.  Part 2. Shopping

Week 7. Lesson 8. Part 1. Transport. Currency Exchange

Week 8. Lesson 8. Part 2. Transport. Currency Exchange

Education results

At the end of a course series "Chinese Language. 5 Steps to Success" the student will learn the basic vocabulary and grammar of the Chinese language at the A2–B1 level according to the international framework of foreign language proficiency.

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • write about 500 basic characters and recognize them in the text;

  • understand phrases or short texts on familiar topics by ear;

  • participate in dialogues with a native speaker of the Chinese language on familiar topics without prior preparation;

  • read short texts in Chinese within the studied vocabulary range;

  • translate phrases from English into Chinese and backwards within the studied vocabulary range.

Upon completion of the course, the student should know:

  • the order of strokes in the studied characters;

  • grammar at the A2–B1 level.

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to use:

  • the most common vocabulary within the framework of the A2–B1 level (about 700 words);

  • oral and written language within the studied course material;

  • the methodology of independent language studying in order to improve the writing and speaking skills.

Formed competencies

Совместно с другими дисциплинами участвует в формировании следующих компетенций:

ОК-1 – готовность к критическому осмыслению явлений социальной и культурной жизни; способность к восприятию, анализу, обобщению информации, постановке цели и выбору путей ее достижения

ОК-3 – способность использовать в познавательной и профессиональной деятельности базовые знания в области гуманитарных, социальных и экономических наук

ОК-4 – владение культурой мышления, способность аргументировано и ясно строить устную и письменную речь

ОК-5 – способность использовать в социальной сфере, в познавательной и профессиональной деятельности навыки работы с компьютером

ПК-1 – способность демонстрировать знание основных положений и концепций в области теории и истории литературы (литератур) и основного изучаемого языка (языков), теории коммуникации, филологического анализа и интерпретации текста, представление об истории, современном состоянии и перспективах развития филологии

ПК-3 – владение базовыми навыками сбора и анализа литературных и языковых фактов с использованием традиционных методов и современных информационных технологий

ПК-6 – способность применять полученные знания в области теории и истории литературы (литератур) и изучаемого иностранного языка (языков), теории коммуникации, филологического анализа и интерпретации текста в собственной научно-исследовательской деятельности

Education directions

Власова Наталья Николаевна

Магистр востоковедения
Position: старший преподаватель кафедры китайской филологии

Емельченкова Елена Николаевна

Кандидат филологических наук
Position: Кандидат филологических наук, доцент, заведующая кафедрой теории и методики преподавания языков и культур Азии и Африки

Certificate

Certificate is issued upon completion of all graded tasks of the course.

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