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Chinese for Beginners I

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Chinese for Beginners I
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: MST.CA1
SAP-Submodule-No.:
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P400-0001
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
2
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
English
Assessment:
Written composition with presentation

[updated 19.02.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

EE-K2-543 (P400-0001) Energy system technology / Renewable energies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2015 , optional course, general subject, course inactive since 30.09.2022
KI572 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 5, optional course, non-technical, course inactive since 30.09.2022
KIB-CHI1 (P400-0001) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 5, optional course, non-technical, course inactive since 30.09.2022
MAB.4.2.1.23 (P400-0001, P620-0563, P620-0567) Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 4, optional course, non-technical, course inactive since 30.09.2022
MST.CA1 (P400-0001) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012 , optional course, non-technical, course inactive since 30.09.2022
MST.CA1 (P400-0001) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , optional course, non-technical, course inactive since 30.09.2022
MST.CA1 (P400-0001) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , optional course, non-technical, course inactive since 30.09.2022
PIBWN61 (P400-0001, P610-0555) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 5, optional course, not informatics specific, course inactive since 30.09.2022
PIB-CHI1 (P400-0001) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 5, optional course, not informatics specific, course inactive since 30.09.2022
MST.CA1 (P400-0001) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , optional course, non-technical, course inactive since 30.09.2022
Workload:
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
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:
MST.CA2 Chinese for Beginners 2


[updated 28.11.2012]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld
Lecturer:
Yi-Ling Lillian Tinnefeld-Yeh


[updated 28.11.2012]
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 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 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]
[Tue Dec  6 22:48:37 CET 2022, CKEY=ycfai, BKEY=yst, CID=MST.CA1, LANGUAGE=en, DATE=06.12.2022]