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Course Introduction

Introduction

Our Chinese Language Center offers accredited language courses for AU international students. These courses are designed based on three levels of Chinese language courses: Basic Chinese, Intermediate Chinese, and High-Intermediate Chinese. The courses are compatible with ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Our courses are primarily designed to help students develop their competence to converse fluently in Chinese, to study academic courses, and to acquaint themselves with Taiwanese/Chinese culture and society. Our course design is based on a one-and-half-year program, during which students progress through A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1 stages in five levels. The courses are mostly conducted in a small class, enhancing thereby the interaction between both teachers and students. In addition to classroom teaching and learning, extra-curricular activities, such as speech contest, poetry reading, song contests and other forms of performance are held to enable students to apply what they have learned in class to real-life contexts.

Curriculum Mapping

 Basic Chinese

Basic Chinese is designed for international students with zero or very limited Mandarin Chinese ability. We offer courses in Mandarin Chinese and Chinese cultural understanding. Courses in this program include Beginner Chinese  (I, II), Basic Chinese(I), Basic Chinese Grammar, Basic Chinese Reading & Writing and Introduction of Taiwanese/ Chinese Culture(I). After completing this program, students will be able to recognize basic Chinese grammar, Chinese pronunciation, Chinese characters, and to converse in simple Chinese within daily life context.

初級課程列表 List of Courses in Basic Chinese

初級課程規劃 Basic Chinese Curriculum Mapping
CEFR
學分 Credits
1
基礎華語 (一)、(二) Beginner Chinese (I)、(II)
A1
4
2
初階華語文 (一) Basic Chinese I
A2 2
3
初級中文文法 Basic Chinese Grammar
A
2
4
初階華語文閱讀與寫作 Basic Chinese Reading & Writing
A
2
5
台灣/中國文化導讀(一) Introduction of Taiwanese / Chinese Culture (I)
A
2
Total
12


 Intermediate Chinese

Intermediate Chinese is designed for international students who have studied Mandarin Chinese for more than 200 hours. Courses in this program include  High-Intermediate Chinese Conversation and Listening (I, II), Intermediate Chinese Grammar, Practice of Chinese Oral Expression through Information Technology and High-Intermediate Chinese Reading and Writing After completing this program, students will be able to listen, speak, read and write Mandarin Chinese to meet their daily language needs.

中級課程列表 List of Courses in Intermediate Chinese

級課程規劃 Intermediate Chinese Curriculum Mapping
CEFR
學分 Credits
1
進階華語文會話與聽力(一)、(二) High-Intermediate Chinese Conversation and Listening (I), (II)
B1
4
2
中級中文文法 Intermediate Chinese Grammar
B1 2
3
資訊科技與華語文表達訓練 Practice of Chinese Oral Expression through Information Technology
B1
2
4
進階華語文閱讀與寫作 High- Intermediate Chinese Reading and Writing
B1
2
Total
10


 Intermediate-Advanced Chinese

Intermediate-Advanced Chinese is designed for international students who have studied Mandarin Chinese for more than 350 hours. Courses in this program include Advanced Chinese Conversation and Listening (I, II), Current Affairs in Chinese, Chinese for Specific Purposes, Introduction of Taiwanese / Chinese Culture (II), and Chinese for Academic Purposes. After completing this program, students will be able to converse and respond in some depth to daily and academic topics. They will also be able to read their academic texts and to write basic Chinese.

中高級課程列表 List of Courses in Intermediate-Advanced Chinese

中高級課程規劃 Intermediate-Advanced Chinese Curriculum Mapping
CEFR
學分 Credits
1
高階華語文會話與聽力(一)、(二) Advanced Chinese Conversation and Listening (I), (II)
B2
4
2
時事華語 Current Affairs in Chinese
B2 2
3
專業華語-商業華語 Chinese for Specific Purposes-Business Chinese
B2
2
4
專業華語-醫學華語 Chinese for Specific Purposes-Medical Chinese
B2
2
5 台灣中國文化導讀 (二) Introduction of Taiwanese / Chinese Culture (II) B2 2
6 學術華語文 Chinese for Academic Purpose C1 2
Total
14