Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AKY13101 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 中国語中級聴取法演習
Subject Name
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Seminar on Intermediate Chinese Listening Comprehension
オオシマ ヒロミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues3-6:IAS K110
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 22 : Language Education
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Chinese
Eligible Students Undergraduate students (from sophomore to senior year)
Keywords Chinese, listening methods, listening comprehension, dictation, shadowing 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This class will focus on enhancing students' self-expression skills in Chinese through practical training, fostering both listening comprehension and accurate pronunciation. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of "Japanese and Japanese culture"  and "foreign languages and foreign culture" which are prerequisite abilities for communication with peoples in different culture and areas. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Textbooks of Mandarin Chinese published in mainland China will aid in enhancing students' listening comprehension skills, as well as in the acquisition of Chinese expressions and vocabulary. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Overview of the Program, Quiz, Exercises 1
Lesson 2: Review, Exercises 2

Lesson 3: Review, Exercises 3

Lesson 4: Review, Exercises 4

Lesson 5: Review, Exercises 5

Lesson 6: Review, Exercises 6

Lesson 7: Review, Exercises 7

Lesson 8: Review, Exercises 8

Lesson 9: Review, Exercises 9

Lesson 10: Review, exercises 10

Lesson 11: Review, Exercises 11

Lesson 12: Review, Exercises 12

Lesson 13: Review, Exercises 13

Lesson 14: Review, Exercises 14

Lesson 15: Review, Exercises 15

The final exam will be held during the test period.

Textbooks and workbooks (level 3 of the Society for Testing Chinese proficiency of Japan and level 4of HSK), without pinyin, published in China, will be used for listening practice. The description of each homework will be given and homework answers students wrote will be checked in next class. In this class, students not only answer exercises and dictate sentences, but also shadow sentences explained in class. Students need to repeat and memorize these sentences until students can catch them. Textbook used in the class will be selected for the level of students' listening comprehension, but textbooks of the same level or close to one of the class of  Advanced Chinese listening comprehension will be used in the end. 
Essential: Chinese-Japanese dictionary.
Additional reference materials will be provided during class.
Textbooks published in China (without Pinyin) will be used. Handouts will be distributed. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lesson 1: Students are required to listen carefully to an assigned CD in advance.
Lesson 2 ~ Lesson 15: The same as above
Homework for listening exercises that students will required to dictate Chinese sentences in pinyin and simplified Chinese characters by next class will given after each class. The parts of sentences students could not dictate will be explained in next class. 
Requirements ・This course is designed for students who want to study the Chinese language and is open only to those who do not speak Chinese as their first language.
・Students are expected to have already mastered the Pinyin system.
・This course is for students who have been learning Chinese for at least one year. 
Grading Method Grades will be awarded based on classroom participation (40%) and test score (60%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Before taking this course, please check the contents of  “Class Schedule” , "Text/Reference Books, etc." and “Requirements”. In this class, students need to read Chinese sentences aloud, shadowing and learn them by heart, to improve the ability to understand spoken Chinese. Reading aloud enables students to develop the ability to pronounce correct Chinese. Students have Chinese pronunciation problems often cannot write pinyin correctly, therefore, it needs to review not only the pronunciation but also pinyin well. It is desirable to keep effort to increase Chinese vocabulary and enhance grammatical proficiency in Chinese, because rich Chinese vocabulary and a good knowledge of Chinese grammar help students' aural comprehension. The term test will be required to students to write all Chinese sentences, students listened to, by pinyin. 
Other The class will be conducted face-to-face, however online class using Zoom or Teams will be held depending on the virus infection situation. 
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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