Chinese II

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-OR/21
Learning objectives
The course is intended for students with a knowledge of the Chinese language acquired during four years of university studies and aims to improve their capacity of verbal and written communication in proper Chinese, by exercises, of speeches, of communication, and of composition, consolidating the Chinese grammar and providing the knowledge of the figures of speech and various types of fix expressions.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the students will be able to listen and understand Chinese newspaper articles without difficulties, to express properly opinions, both verbal and written, to reach the requirements of the proficiency test HSK livel 5 (C1).
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
year
During the emergency teaching phase, the program is maintained with the following changes necessary for a good online use of the course originally designed for face-to-face teaching:

Teaching methods:
Lessons will be held mainly in videoconference using Teams, with the exception of some asynchronous lessons (video lessons). All lessons will be recorded and made available on Teams for 20 days. The lessons also include work in groups.
Students who will not participate in the work in groups will have to produce alternative papers.
The lesson calendar and all the details of the activities will be published in the online course by the start of the lessons. Any updates will also be communicated through notices in the online course.

Reference materials:
In addition to the bibliography already reported in the program, reference must be made to all the lessons, materials and resources published in the online course.

Learning assessment procedures and assessment criteria:
The exam is both written and oral. Participation in group work and related production is also part of the final score. Those who do not participate in group work must produce an individual paper, consisting of a PowerPoint presentation of business Chinese, consisting of 5 slides with voice / video. Each slide must have a title and contain 3 sentences in Chinese.
As for the preparatory written test, consisting in the drafting of two papers, the track will be uploaded to Ariel and the assignment must be sent by email. The oral exam is carried out in Teams, according to the indications provided by the University. In the online course, the details and schedules of the oral examinations are published and constantly updated.
The oral exam is divided into two parts:
1) Discuss a theme chosen by the teacher between two possible themes discussed in class
2) Discuss a topic chosen by the student, on contemporary Chinese art / society / economy / politics, to be exhibited in 3 min. about
The written test for Chinese students who have not completed a three-year degree in Italy includes:
- translation from Chinese into Italian of a passage from textbooks;
- translation from Italian into Chinese of a part of a newspaper article.
The oral discussion for Chinese students who have not completed a bachelor's degree in Italy includes only an interview with the Italian teacher: the candidate will be asked to try his hand at translating some passages from the texts adopted into Italian, answering questions in Italian about the contents of the passages and possibly in the translation into Chinese of passages taken from the adopted texts.

The student will have to pass a written test in preparation for the oral exam. For those attending this test can be divided into two tests. The oral exam is the same for both attended and non-attended students, with the only difference that the oral conversation for non-attended students will consist of a greater number of questions.
Course syllabus
The course aims to improve the ability to read, analyze and understand commercial texts in Chinese at an advanced level; to strengthen the ability to write documents in Chinese, such as filling out CVs and correspondence; to broaden the ability to articulate analyzes and oral comments on events or readings.
The 60 hours of lectures by the course teachers will be accompanied by 60 hours of Chinese language exercises.
The teaching materials, chosen and indicated by the teachers during the lessons, will be published on the University's ARIEL platform.
Prerequisites for admission
In order to attend this course, students must have passed the exam of Chinese language 1 LIN.
Teaching methods
The lectures, as well as onsite, will also be interactive, with the presentation by students and the discussion in the classroom of in-depth analyzes on specific aspects.
Seminars and conferences of leading figures from the world of Chinese culture would also be organized. Participation in activities and events is considered an integral part of the study program.
Additional materials used during the course and updates on events and teaching will be available on the ARIEL platform.
Teaching Resources
The study materials will be provided during the lessons and will be taken from the following books:
1) HSK (2004)
2) Developing writing skills in Chinese, Boping Yuan and Kan Qian, Routledge, 1st edition (2003)
3) Business Chinese for Success, Real Cases from Real Companies, second edition, Peking University Press (2014)
Further materials will be published on the dedicated ARIEL platform.

Recommended dictionaries
Han-ying cidian, A Chinese-English Dictionary (Third edition), Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, Beijing, 2010
Xiandai hanyu Cidian (monolingual, VII edition), Shangwu Yinshuguan, Beijing, 2016
Casacchia G., Bai Yukun, Italian Chinese Dictionary, Cafoscarina, 2013
Zhao Xiuying, The Chinese dictionary (Chinese-Italian, Italian-Chinese), Zanichelli, Bologna, 2013
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written test and an oral test, both of which are compulsory.
The overall result of the exam will arise from an average of the results obtained in the written exam, in the oral exam and in the classroom presentations made by students. Non-attending students must produce an alternative paper, consisting of a Powerpoint presentation of business Chinese, consisting of 5 slides with voice / video. Each slide must have a title and contain 3 sentences in Chinese.

The written test for Italian students and for Chinese students who have obtained a three-year degree in Italy includes:
1) Write an illustrative text of 450-500 characters, on a theme of your choice
2) Write a letter of 450-500 characters, using the words indicated by the teacher.

The oral discussion for Italian students and for Chinese students who have obtained a three-year degree in Italy will be divided into two parts:
1) Discuss a theme chosen by the teacher between two possible themes discussed in class
2) Discuss a topic chosen by the student, on contemporary Chinese art / society / economy / politics, to be exhibited in 3 min. about

The written test for Chinese students who have not completed a three-year degree in Italy includes:
- translation from Chinese into Italian of an excerpt from textbooks;
- translation from Italian into Chinese of part of a newspaper article.
The oral discussion for Chinese students who have not completed a bachelor's degree in Italy includes only an interview with the Italian teacher: the candidate will be asked to try his hand at translating some passages from the texts adopted into Italian, answering questions in Italian about the contents of the passages and possibly in the translation into Chinese of passages taken from the adopted texts.

The written test is the same for both students who have attended and have not attended lessons and so is the oral exam, with the only difference that the oral conversation for students have not attended lessons will consist of a higher number of questions.
L-OR/21 - CHINESE AND SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Juan Ching-Yi Amy
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