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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP3060538, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EP2423, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 1.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Chinese
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

No lecturer assigned to this course unit

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 1.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 1.0 30 0.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 Commissione A.A. 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 CAMPAGNOLO DIEGO (Presidente)
FURLAN ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
PUGLIESE AMEDEO (Membro Effettivo)

Target skills and knowledge: Within thirty learning and training hours, the young Italian learners will be able to
1 produce correct speech sounds in Chinese with given phonetic transcription
2 distinguish between pairs of confusing speech sounds with different tones
3 Understand the meaning of two hundred or so high-frequency Chinese characters, phrases and everyday expressions
4 Make dialogues and communicate successfully in Chinese correctly and appropriately in certain verbal contexts
5 Be equipped with an outline of Chinese traditional culture and modern society
Examination methods: The examination methods will be indicated during the course
Course unit contents: The basic Chinese language course for summer Guangzhou Exchange Program is aimed at providing twenty-five or so beginners majoring in economic management from Padova University in Italy with introductory knowledge of mandarin Chinese language and preliminary skills of using Chinese language with a focus on listening and speaking. To ensure a safe and pleasant journey to Guangzhou China for the upcoming summer exchange program, an intensified training course is a must for fear that the young students might experience failures in communication due to language barriers. As a matter of fact, each learner will be able to produce correct Chinese speech sounds and to make basically appropriate everyday dialogues in Chinese on the basis of a expectant language storage of two hundred or so Chinese vocabulary, basic grammar and related knowledge of Chinese language, culture and society.
Considering the ultimate goal of the crash Chinese course, teaching programs have to be designed very practically and methods to be adopted very efficiently. In order to create a group of qualified Chinese speakers at beginner level, both knowledge of Chinese language and culture will be involved. Accordingly, a great deal of oral practice is hopefully completed in class in an interactive manner which is student-centered for sure.
The teaching and learning contents are listed here.
1.1 Introduction to Chinese phonetics and practice
1.2 Introduction to the formation of Chinese characters and spelling practice
1.3 topic-based everyday Chinese dialogues
1.4 basic Chinese grammar
1.5 high-frequency of some verbs, nouns, pronouns, prepositions, adjectives and particles: meaning and usage
1.6 a general survey of traditional Chinese culture and modern society
1.7 a spoken test to be held in the end
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teaching steps
1 Chinese phonetics
--- Chinese alphabet
--- 21 initial consonants, 24 final vowels and four tones
--- making a Chinese syllable in correct combination of a initial, a final and a tone

2 Vocabulary
---high-frequency nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, pronouns and particles and their usage
--- basic everyday Chinese expressions

3 Grammar
--- word order in Chinese
--- types of sentence and patterns

4 Topics in everyday Chinese
--- self-introduction
--- greetings and etiquette expressions
--- interests and hobbies, likes and dislikes
--- ways to express personal feelings, ideas and viewpoints
--- asking directions and help from others
--- going shopping and banking
--- taking means of transportation, mailing in post office, and seeing a doctor
--- some dirty expressions for self-defence

5 traditional Chinese culture and modern society

6 Oral test
--- self-introduction
--- reading characters and expressions
--- short dialogues in ask-and- answer
Additional notes about suggested reading: Teaching and learning materials
Contemporary Chinese DVD for Beginners, DVD Chinese language and culture series, PPT-presented teaching materials, cards and photos
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)