70312 - Chinese Language and Culture II (Second Language)

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  • Teacher Serena Zuccheri

  • Credits 5

  • SSD L-OR/21

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Forli

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Intercultural and Linguistic Mediation (cod. 8059)

  • Course Timetable from Sep 29, 2021 to Dec 22, 2021


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

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

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 Verbal aspect: aspectual particles le, guo and zhe
  • Localizers
  • Pivotal sentences (verbs qing, rang and jiao)
  • Constructions yinwei...suoyi and suiran...danshi
  • The degree complement
  • The modal particle le
  • The adverbs you and zai
  • The adverbs jiu and cai
  • The structure shi...de
  • The existencial sentence
  • The resultative complement


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

Masini F., Zhang Tongbing, Bai Hua, Di Toro A., Liang Dongmei. Il Cinese per gli Italiani, Vol. 1, Hoepli, 2010;

Masini F., Zhang Tongbing, Bai Hua, Di Toro A., Liang Dongmei. Il Cinese per gli Italiani, Vol 2. Hoepli, 2010;

Paternicò, L.M., Varriano, V., Tian H., Grammatica della lingua cinese, Torino, UTET 2021

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.

Assessment methods

Written test (grammatical exercises, and translation of short sentences from Chinese into Italian and viceversa).

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

Teaching tools

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

Office hours

See the website of Serena Zuccheri