Chinese language 1

Course Description

Development of Chinese script. Structure of Chinese characters, radicals and phonetics, traditional and simplified Chinese characters. Chinese phonetics. Initials, finals and tones of Chinese syllables. Chinese character dictionaries and word dictionaries.Elementary Chinese grammar. Word order in sentences. Independent clauses. Translation from Chinese to Croation and vice versa. Simple Chinese texts reading. Conversational exercises.

General Competencies

The aim of the course is to master the Chinese to the extent that one can use it for the simplest conversation, to read and write about 200 most common Chinese chatracters and to use Chinese character and word dictionaries.

Learning Outcomes

  1. reproduce correctly pronounciation of chinese text written in pinyin transcription
  2. recognize the structure of chinese characters
  3. compose simple sentences in Chinese
  4. apply simple questions in Chinese to get necessary information
  5. apply different methods of serching characters in dictionaries
  6. analyze and translate simple chinese texts using dictionaries

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

the lectures consist of translating texts , explaining grammar and practicing the use of computers in learning and translation

Exams

regularly school assignments, knowledge tests

Exercises

phonetic exercises each week

Consultations

Each week after lessons consultations

E-learning

Chinese course Growing up with Chinese " 成长汉语" on chinese television CCTV

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Comment: Percent of Grade
Homeworks 0 % 40 % 0 % 40 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 20 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 20 %
Final Exam: Oral 20 %
Exam: Written 0 % 30 %
Exam: Oral 30 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Development of Chinese script. Structure of Chinese characters, radicals and phonetics, traditional and simplified Chinese characters.
  2. Writing chinese characters, fundamental strokes, stroke counting and stroke order. The most common radicals. Chinese numbers.
  3. Chinese phonetics. Initial, finals and tones of Chinese syllables. Practicing pronunciation. Personal pronouns.
  4. Tones combinations in words with two syllables. Practicing pronunciation. Classifiers of Chinese words.
  5. Noun phrases. Examples with classifiers.
  6. Verb phrases. Verbs shi, you and zai. Examples.
  7. Common chinese adverbs. Examples of sentences. Reading and translation of short texts.
  8. Prepositions and prepositional phrases. Suffixes le, zhe and guo. Examples of sentences. Reading and translation of short texts.
  9. Potential suffixes - de liao and bu liao. Examples of sentences. Reading and translation of short texts.
  10. Location. Directional movement. The ba construction. Examples of sentences. Reading and translation of short texts.
  11. Comparisions. More, less, equal and not equal. Examples of sentences. Reading and translation of short texts.
  12. Phrase and clause connection (1). Examples. Reading and translation of short texts.
  13. Phrase and clause connection (2). Examples. Reading and translation of short texts.
  14. Knowledge test
  15. Knowledge test

Study Programmes

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Literature

Dunja Konfic, Liu Tao (2009.), HRVATSKO-KINESKI RAZGOVORNI PRIRUČNIK, Dominović, Zagreb
Emma L. Wu, Lulu Langtree, J. Weldon, G.Moore, Kyoko Galloway (2005.), Pocket Dictionary Chinese, Chinese-English, English-Chinese, Langenscheidt, Berlin ...
Wu Zhongwei, urednik (2010.), Suvremeni kineski jezik, Sinolingua, Peking
Claudia Ross (2004.), Schaum's Outline of CHINESE GRAMMAR, Mc Graw-Hill, New York ...

Grading System

ID 89912
  Winter semester
2 ECTS
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
15 Lecturers
15 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises

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