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Chinese for Beginners 2

Module name (EN): Chinese for Beginners 2
Degree programme: Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: PIB-CHI2
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 4, 5, or 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Term paper with presentation

[updated 05.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
EE-K2-544 Energy system technology / Renewable energies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2015, optional course, general subject, course inactive since 14.03.2018
KIB-CHI2 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, optional course, not informatics specific
MAB. Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 5, optional course, non-technical
MST.CA2 Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012, optional course, non-technical
MST.CA2 Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, optional course, non-technical
MST.CA2 Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, optional course, non-technical
PIBWN62 Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 6, optional course
PIB-CHI2 Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, optional course, not informatics specific
MST.CA2 Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, optional course, non-technical
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):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld

[updated 15.01.2020]
Learning outcomes:
- Advanced introduction to Pinyin, the phonetic Chinese alphabet
- Ability to understand simple dialogues
- Ability to communicate in basic contexts for the purpose of exchanging information
- Development of basic reading skills with regard to narrowly defined thematic contexts
- Development of skills for the writing texts in Pinyin
- Ability to recognize Chinese characters and translate them into Pinyin
- Ability to transcribe narrowly defined texts in Chinese script using appropriate computer software (optional)
- Development of a basic understanding of Chinese grammar
- Awareness of fundamental differences between the target and source cultures

[updated 05.10.2020]
Module content:
- Repetition and consolidation of basic greetings
- Consolidation of Hanyu-Pinyin
- In-depth introduction to written Chinese (radicals and writing direction)
- Detailed presentation of yourself and your family in Chinese
- Dealing with basic grammatical phenomena (e.g. word order in a statement, sentences with adjective and verbal predicate, questions with and without a question word)
- Awareness for the Chinese culture (e.g. Chinese festivities)
- Ordering food and drinks in a restaurant

[updated 05.10.2020]
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 05.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
- Listening comprehension texts (audio and/or video)
- Internet resources
- Subject-related multimedia programs
- Additional materials on vocabulary and grammar
- Textbook: New Practical Chinese Reader. Textbook (Chinese-English Version). Vol.1. Lessons 1-6. Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press

[updated 05.10.2020]
Module offered in:
WS 2021/22, SS 2021, WS 2020/21, SS 2020
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