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Semester and Year Offered: Semester 3 Monsoon 2019 onwards
Course Coordinator and Team: Severin Kuok
Email of course coordinator: email@example.com
By the end of two semesters the students would have a strong grasp of the new pronunciations and unique tonal nature of the Chinese language. In this semester, the aim is to further strengthen oral tonal skills, increase vocabulary and deal with newer structures of Chinese grammar. While ‘Pinyin’, which is the Romanization of the Chinese characters, will continue to part of the learning process, the idea is to wean the learner away from this. This will help the student to grasp new characters and vocabulary directly from the characters which is the ultimate goal. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will be reinforced in a regular manner.
Expected learning outcomes:
Brief description of modules/ Main modules:
Week 1: Prespositional phrases.
Week 2: Complement of degree. Preposed objects. Names of some sports.
Week 3: Words of location. Verbs indicating existence. Names of places of utility.
Week 4: Usage of auxiliary verbs such as 要，会，能，可以.
Week 5: Modal particle 了.
Week 6: Negative form of sentences with modal particle 了. Names of food and drink.
Week 7:The aspectual particle 了. Negative form of sentences with aspectual particle 了. Usage of 就 and 才.
Week 8:The complex attributive. Vocabulary for travel requirements.
Week 9:Multi-verbal sentence.Names of some Chinese cities.
Week 10:The structural particle 的，得 and 地.
Week 11:The structural particle 的，得 and 地 continued. More vocabulary for travel.
Week 12: The complement of result.Vocabulary on weather.
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