70312 - Chinese Language and Culture II (Second Language)

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Forli
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Intercultural and Linguistic Mediation (cod. 8059)

Learning outcomes

The student should have a good basic knowledge of Chinese language and culture and be able to understand, analyze and produce a wide range of written and oral texts.

Course contents

This course aims at deepen the grammatical topics of Chinese basic grammar and the knowledge of Chinese culture. Specifically, the course will focus on the following grammatical topics:

  • The degree complement
  • The adjective reduplication
  • The aspect particle le
  • The adverbs jiu and cai
  • The adverbs you and zai
  • The shi...de construction
  • The aspect particle guo
  • suiran...danshi
  • budan...erqie
  • yi...jiu
  • The resultative complement


Lavagnino A.C., Mottura B., Cina e modernità. Cultura e istituzioni dalle Guerre dell'oppio a oggi, Roma: Carocci editore, 2016;

Masini F., Romagnoli C., Zhang T., Chang Y., Comunicare in cinese, Vol.1, Milano: Hoepli 2021;

Masini F., Romagnoli C., Zhang T. Chang Y., Cumunicare in cinese, Vol.2, Milano: Hoepli 2022;

Paternicò, L.M., Varriano, V., Tian H., Grammatica della lingua cinese, Torino: UTET 202.

Suggested readings:

Abbiati M., Grammatica di cinese moderno, Libreria editrice Cafoscarina, 1998;

Giorgio Casacchia, Bai Yukun, Dizionario cinese - italiano, Libreria editrice Cafoscarina, 2013;

Romagnoli C., Grammatica cinese, Hoepli, 2012;

Zhao Xiuying, Il Dizionario di cinese. Dizionario cinese - italiano italiano - cinese, Zanichelli, 2013

Teaching methods

Interactive frontal lectures with ppt files support.

As concerns the teaching methods of this course unit, all students must attend the online Modules 1, 2 on Health and Safety [https://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/health-and-assistance/health-and-safety/online-course-on-health-and-safety-in-study-and-internship-areas].

Assessment methods

Written test (grammatical exercises, and translation of short sentences from Chinese into Italian and viceversa). The written test will last 2 hours and will consist of 5 exercises, to be completed without a dictionary: a wrong answer is equal to 0, an unassigned answer is equal to 0, a correct answer is valued from 2 to 4. The test will be considered passed from 60.

Oral exam (questions about the grammatical and cultural topics studied for the course).

Specifically, the student will be required to:

- read, translate and analyse an excerpt from one of the texts studied and found in Masini et al. Vol. 1 (2021);

-answer two questions on culture;

-answer a question in Chinese on topics discussed during the course


The final mark will be calculated as the average of the marks a student got for the two parts of the exam.

Grading scale

30-30L: excellent performance that demonstrates excellent acquisition of the lexical, grammatical and cultural content proposed in the course; excellent command of the Russian language and culture.

27-29: a good performance, with minor errors compensated by more than sufficient demonstration of knowledge and language skills.

24– 26: valid performance, but with some obvious errors that denote a partial acquisition of the required language knowledge and skills.

21-23: sufficient result but with conspicuous limits in the required knowledge and skills.

18– 20: the performance corresponds to the mininum level of the required knowledge and skills.

<18 insufficient: basic knowledge has not been achieved, the exam must be repeated

Teaching tools

Books, dictionaries and ppt files. The ppt files will be available on the Virtuale e-learning platform.

Office hours

See the website of Serena Zuccheri


Quality education Reduced inequalities

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.