Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 26141012 Subject Classification Foreign Languages
Subject Name ベーシック中国語IV
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Basic Chinese IV
Instructor CHEN CHONG
チン チュウ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Tues5-6,Thur5-6:IAS K209
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
【More Details】
Seminar based, heavy use of blackboard, discussion, presentation by students 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 22 : Language Education
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Chinese
Eligible Students First-year students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Basic Chinese I consists of two classes a week. This class, followed by Basic Chinese II in the second semester, aims for integrative acquisition of Chinese basic skills—ting (listening, 听), shuo (speaking, 说), du (reading, 读), and xie (writing, 写)—through the year.   
Class Schedule In this class, students are expected to acquire the basics of the Chinese language in a balanced manner, following the textbook, through learning grammar, reading, listening and practicing expressions.  The following lesson plan is an outline that reflects common grammatical items in Basic Chinese classes; the order will possibly change depending on the textbook. The details will be explained by each teacher at the orientation.  

[1] Orientation
[2] How to read pinyin, basis of pronunciation, greetings, etc.
[3] Basis of pronunciation
[4] “Shi (是)” sentences
[5] Adjectival predicate sentences
[6] Verbal predicate sentences
[7] Noun predicate sentences, subject-predicate predicates sentences
[8] Mid-semester examination
[9] Existence, possessive
[10] Usage of prepositions
[11] Usage of prepositions
[12] Modal verbs
[13] Modal verbs
[14] Perfect aspect
[15] Fulfillment and change aspect
Final examination
Practice is main; copious use of blackboard; textbook, worksheet, listening to audio recorded material, presentation by students, VHS, DVD, OHP, close-up camera, slides, power point, etc.
Textbooks differ from teacher to teacher. Make sure to review the textbooks, handouts and materials handed out in the class.
PC or AV used in
Textbook, handouts, audio materials, visual materials (video/PC/others) 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
[1] Be sure to do homework. Review the class, with special attention to pronunciation.
[2] ditto
[3] ditto
[4] ditto
[5] ditto
[6] ditto
[7] Review the class so far, preparing for the mid-semester examination.
[8] ditto
[9] Be sure to do homework. Review the class, with special attention to pronunciation.
[10] ditto
[11] ditto
[12] ditto
[13] ditto
[14] ditto
[15] Review the class so far, preparing for the final examination.
Requirements All students except for repeaters must take two paired classes.  
Grading Method Evaluation is holistic following the rough indication below:
  Active participation in the class: approximately 20-40%
  Final examination: approximately 60-80%
There are some differences in the ratio between teachers. The details will be explained at the orientation.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message There is a well-established standard test, Test of Chinese Proficiency
, three times a year (the fourth Sunday of March, June, and November). If you study regularly in (and outside) the class, you will be sufficiently developed to achieve the fourth grade level. You should try it.
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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