Mandarin Chinese - Intermediate

¥54,999
Course Code: CSL301
Day: Wed Time: 19:10-21:30 Hours: 25 Sessions: 10 Medium of Instruction: Chinese / English Prerequisites: CSL 101 or student with appropriate level. Both basic Chinese characters and basic Pinyin (Romanization for pronunciation of Chinese character) reading skills are required. Special Notes: The course uses different materials and works on different topics every semester and thus is repeatable. Location: Tokyo

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Course Description

This course is designed for those students who already have some knowledge of the Chinese language, but who need to deepen basic understanding of the Chinse grammar system and wish to improve communicative skills. It is also designed to meet the needs of students who have completed Beginners' courses in Chinese. The class activities will focus on listening, speaking and cultural awareness. Students will be encouraged to practice reading and writing skills. Students will get opportunities to interact in Chinese through class activities and homework assignments.

Learning Objectives

1. Deepen their understanding of Chinese grammar system.
2. Improve four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in Chinese effectively.

Who should take this course

Those who have taken CSL101 and CSL201 or experience taking Chinese language courses at the equivalent level. Both basic Chinese characters and basic Pinyin (Romanization for pronunciation of Chinese character) reading skills are required.

Textbook

Our Chinese Classroom Junior 3

Instructor

Min Lu

Instructor Biography

Min Lu was born in Shanghai and is fluent in Chinese, English and Japanese. She is an expert in the area of Second Language Learning/Acquisition and is a well experienced educator. She has more than 18 years of experience in the Language Education. She has a master's degree in Education and has experience teaching Mandarin Chinese, English and Japanese from Beginner level courses to the Advanced level courses. She started teaching Chinese courses in the TUJ Continuing Education Program from Spring 2004. She is also working as the Administrative Director of TUJ's Graduate College of Education since July 2011. Before she was appointed to her current position, she was working as a Deputy Director at Temple University Beasley School of Law, Japan Campus.