Chinese Languages, Past and Present – Sound and Script
LEE SHAU KEE Architecture Building 212
This is an immersion course to introduce Chinese language, culture, and society to international students who are beginners of Chinese language studies. The course prepares beginners of Chinese language with a basic knowledge of Chinese language in terms of grammar, syntax, phonetics to facilitate language learning. More importantly, the course introduces Chinese language through an interactive and immersive learning experience, exploring social and cultural topics with the students. Topics covered in the class include: 1) cultural and historical background of the Chinese languages and society; 2) Chinese dialects and regional culture; 3) Chinese language and media; 4) Chinese language in daily conversation. No prior knowledge of Chinese is assumed or required.
Detailed Course Outline is available on Blackboard.
Week 1: Course Overview & Getting to Know China and Chinese Language
Week 2: Chinese Languages and Written Scripts
Week 3: Public Holiday
Week 4: Regional Languages and Cultural Diversity in China
Week 5: Module Test
Week 6: Chinese Newspaper and TV news
Week 7: Chinese Drama and Cinema I
Week 8: Chinese Drama and Cinema II
Week 9: Chinese Drama and Cinema III
Week 10: Skit Presentation
Week 11: Social Media in Contemporary China I
Week 12:Social Media in Contemporary China II
Week 13: Final Exam Review
Week 14: Final Exam
Week 15: Media Project
Assessment & Assignments
Skit Presentation (5%)
Media Project (5%)
Honesty in Academic Work
Attention is drawn to University policy and regulations on honesty in academic work, and to the disciplinary guidelines and procedures applicable to breaches of such policy and regulations. Details may be found at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/.
With each assignment, students will be required to submit a signed declaration that they are aware of these policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
- In the case of group projects, all members of the group should be asked to sign the declaration, each of whom is responsible and liable to disciplinary actions, irrespective of whether he/she has signed the declaration and whether he/she has contributed, directly or indirectly, to the problematic contents.
- For assignments in the form of a computer-generated document that is principally text-based and submitted via VeriGuide, the statement, in the form of a receipt, will be issued by the system upon students’ uploading of the soft copy of the assignment.
Assignments without the properly signed declaration will not be graded by teachers.
Only the final version of the assignment should be submitted via VeriGuide.
The submission of a piece of work, or a part of a piece of work, for more than one purpose (e.g. to satisfy the requirements in two different courses) without declaration to this effect shall be regarded as having committed undeclared multiple submissions. It is common and acceptable to reuse a turn of phrase or a sentence or two from one’s own work; but wholesale reuse is problematic. In any case, agreement from the course teacher(s) concerned should be obtained prior to the submission of the piece of work.