Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 26101003 Subject Classification Foreign Languages
Subject Name ベーシック中国語I
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Basic Chinese I
オオシマ ヒロミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues7-8,Thur7-8:Online
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Seminar based, Frequent use of the blackboard, Teams, Zoom 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 22 : Language Education
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Chinese
Eligible Students
Keywords Chinese (Putonghua), pronunciation, pinyin, phonology, phonetics 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
To cope with the globalization era, the goal is to develop communication skills that allow individuals to receive and transmit information in various foreign languages, acquire knowledge and skills, and deepen understanding of different languages and cultures. 
Expected Outcome1. To be able to conduct daily communication orally and in writing in a foreign language.
2. To be able to understand many languages and cultures by using multiple foreign languages. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
・This course aims for students to learn pinyin and master Chinese pronunciation, which is the most important point in Primary Chinese learning.
・The goal is to acquire fundamental Chinese language skills over the course of one year, in conjunction with Basic Chinese II, III, and IV. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Orientation / Pronunciation Practice and Pinyin (1)
Lesson 2: Pronunciation Practice and Pinyin (2)
Lesson 3: Pronunciation Practice and Pinyin (3)
Lesson 4: Pronunciation Practice and Pinyin (4)
Lesson 5: Pronunciation Practice and Pinyin (5)
Lesson 6: Pronunciation Practice and Pinyin (6)
Lesson 7: Pronunciation Practice and Pinyin (7)
Lesson 8: Pronunciation Practice and Pinyin (8)
Lesson 9: Pronunciation Practice and Pinyin (9)
Lesson 10: Pronunciation Practice and Pinyin (10)
Lesson 11: Main Part Lesson One (1)
Lesson 12: Lesson One (2)
Lesson 13: Lesson Two (1)
Lesson 14: Lesson Two (2)
Lesson 15: Review/ Quiz

Details about the format and schedule of the final exam (kimatsu test) will be provided by the instructors prior to the exam. 
・An explanation of the textbooks and reference materials will be provided in the first class.
・A Chinese-Japanese dictionary is required for this course. Detailed explanations on Chinese dictionaries will be given on the first day. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
The methods for preparation and review will be instructed during the class. 
Grading Method 40% for regular assessment and 60% for the final exam.
Details on grading method will be explained at the orientation of class, at the first day. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message ・This class aims to master pronunciation. Please practice pronunciation diligently.
・Be sure to review the textbooks, handouts, and materials distributed during class. 
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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