31312 - Chinese Linguistics and Language 3

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

 

Intermediate Chinese

Course contents

Students will translate texts related to different subjects, mainly taken from the web. Student will be required to work in small groups, each of which will provide a critical translation and analysis of the text. The groups will then be asked to compare their translation and analysis with those elaborated by the other groups. A final collective translation will be offered.

One central component of the Course on Chinese Linguistics and Language are the classes held by native Chinese language experts. They take place three times per week throughout the academic year.

Readings/Bibliography

handouts

Teaching methods

Students will work in small groups

Assessment methods

Written test:  Translations from Chinese into Italian

The exam on the 'esercitazioni' part of the course is based on the content of the classes held by native Chinese language experts. It consists of two components: 1) a mid-term intermediate written test; 2) the final exam at the end of the course.

The final exam consists of two parts: a written test for which the time allotted is 4 hours and a subsequent oral examination. Those who have passed the mid-term written test will only be required to complete the second part of the written test.

Only after passing the written language exam can students take the oral. At present, marks obtained in written exams remain valid for one academic years.

Teaching tools

Power-point presentations and video-clips.

Office hours

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