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Chinese for Beginners I

Module name (EN): Chinese for Beginners I
Degree programme: Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: MAB.4.2.1.23
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
English
Assessment:
Written composition with presentation
Curricular relevance:
EE-K2-543 Energy system technology / Renewable energies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2015, optional course, general subject, course inactive since 14.03.2018
KI572 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014, semester 5, optional course, non-technical
KIB-CHI1 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 5, optional course, non-technical
MAB.4.2.1.23 Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 4, optional course, non-technical
MST.CA1 Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012, optional course, non-technical
MST.CA1 Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, optional course, non-technical
PIBWN61 Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 5, optional course, not informatics specific
PIB-CHI1 Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 5, optional course, not informatics specific
MST.CA1 Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, optional course, non-technical
Workload:
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
None.
Recommended as prerequisite for:
MAB.4.2.1.24


[updated 25.02.2016]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld
Lecturer:
Yi-Ling Lillian Tinnefeld-Yeh


[updated 24.02.2016]
Learning outcomes:
- Introduction to Pinyin, the phonetic Chinese alphabet
- Training of basic listening comprehension skills in relation to lexemes and idiomatic expressions discussed in the course
- Ability to communicate in narrowly defined situational contexts such as greeting someone, providing personal information or introducing one´s own family
- Ability to recognize contextually validated Chinese lexemes and expressions in Pinyin
- Development of a basic understanding of Chinese script with regard to radicals and the direction of writing
- Ability to write one´s own Chinese name in the correct writing direction
- Raise awareness for the Chinese culture in comparison to one´s own culture


[updated 24.02.2018]
Module content:
- Introduction to Chinese
- Basic greeting phrases
- Introduction to the pronunciation system of Mandarin Chinese (Hanyu-Pinyin)
- Introduction to the Chinese script system (radicals and writing direction)
- Questions about one´s own Chinese name in oral and written form
- Chinese numbers from 1 to 999
- Asking about the date (day, month, year)
- Asking what time it is
- Introducing oneself in Chinese
- Awareness for the Chinese culture (e.g. Chinese festivities)


[updated 24.02.2018]
Teaching methods/Media:
- Presentations by the lecturer
- Partner work
- Group work phases where work assignments will be completed by the students
- Multimedia language lab
- Short presentations by the students
- Internet research


[updated 19.02.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
- Use of free materials developed by the teacher (not textbooks)
- Listening comprehension texts (audio and/or video)
- Internet resources
- Subject-related multimedia programs
- Additional materials on vocabulary and grammar

[updated 19.02.2018]
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