Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 26101008 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,カク クミコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues5-6,Thur5-6:IAS J306
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Seminar based, Frequent use of the blackboard, Teams, Zoom
Kaku on Tuesdays, Oshima on Thursdays
* face-to face class on Tuesdays, online class on Thursdays 
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 Thursdays (Oshima):
Lesson 1: Orientation / Pronunciation Practice
Lesson 2 ~ Lesson10: Pronunciation Practice
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
Tuesdays (Kaku):
The course aims to develop comprehensive Chinese language skills in accordance with the textbook. Details regarding specific class procedures and learning methods will be explained and instructed during the course.

Details about the format and schedule of the final exam (kimatsu test) will be provided by the instructors prior to the exam. 
・The textbooks used will vary depending on the instructor. Explanations regarding textbooks, dictionaries, and reference materials will be provided during the first class.
・In Oshima's class, a Chinese-Japanese dictionary is required. Detailed explanations regarding dictionaries will be given during Oshima's first class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Thursdays (Oshima):
  Please practice pronunciation diligently. Be sure to preview and review the contents of the textbook.
Tuesdays (Kaku):
 Guidance on how to prepare and review will be provided during class. 
Requirements This class consists of two lessons per week. Please make sure to attend the paired classes (Oshima/Kaku). 
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 Thursdays (Oshima):
 This class aims to master pronunciation. Please practice pronunciation diligently.
Tuesdays (Kaku):
 Be sure to review the textbooks, handouts, and materials distributed during class. 
Other Please direct any questions about the course content to the respective instructor. 
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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