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The Confucius Institute - Faculty of Humanities

University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Advanced Certificate Course in Chinese Language

(Fee Levying Course)

 

 

1.1. Course Name         : Advanced Certificate Course in Chinese Language

 

1.2. Aims                    : The Confucius Institute with the collaboration of the Department of Modern Languages has designed this Chinese course for learners who have successfully completed Intermediate Certificate Course in Chinese Language at the Confucius Institute of the University of Kelaniya.

 

1.3. Learning outcomes: On the completion of this audio-lingual course the learners will be able to

  • communicate accurately and appropriately with 800-1200 Chinese characters
  • command 2500-5000 daily Chinese words
  • acquire various sentence patterns
  • demonstrate four language skills (speaking listening reading and writing) in Chinese
  • gain insights into the relationship between language and culture

 

1.4. Eligibility              : Candidates who have passed Intermediate Certificate Course in Chinese Language or similar examinations recognized by the University of Kelaniya

 

1.5. Duration                : 120 hours (4 hours + 2 practical hours, 20 weeks)

 

1.6. Course Structure   : The Course consists of 03 units including Oral Examination.

  1. i. ACCL 03014 – Chinese Characters and Lexical Formation
  2. ii. ACCL 03024 – Comprehension and Composition

iii. ACCL 03034 – Chinese Cultural Discourse

 

1.7. Examination Structure:

 

  1. i. There are 03 question papers, each of 02 hr duration   for the 03 course units (ACCL 03014, ACCL 03024 and ACCL 03034)
  2. ii. The oral examination will be a part of ACCL 03034.

 

1.8. Evaluation             : Attendance and participation (15%), Character writing (20%),   written examination (65%)

 

 

 

 

1.9. Syllabus of the Course Units

 

Course code:                 ACCL 03014

Course title:                   Chinese Characters and Lexical Formation

Learning outcomes:      At the completion of the course unit the students will be able to  

  • identify Chinese characters
  • describe various sentence patterns

 

Course contents:          Chinese phonetics including the initials, finals, tones and Stroke-

                                     order of 800-1200 Chinese characters, Various grammatical   

                                     structures

Method of teaching

              and learning:                Lectures, Practical sessions, Tutorial, Computer assisted learning

 

Assessment:                 Assignments, continuous assessment, written examination at the   

                                     end of the course

 

Recommended

Reading:                      Liu Yuanman, Liu Xiaoyu, Liu Lixin (2005). Meetin China                          (advanced book). Peaking University Press. Li Min (2000)                                             Chinese Newspaper & Magazine Reading Textbook (advanced                          book) Peaking University Press.

                                    Liu Xun (2004) new Practical Chinese Reader book 3 & 4                                       Beijing Language and Culture University Press

                                    

                                                                                                                  

Course code:                 ACCL03024

Course title:                   Comprehension and Composition

Learning outcomes:      At the completion of the course unit the students will be able to

  • read authentic texts
  • demonstrate basic skills of Chinese reading
  • acquire grammatical structures in order to compose

         Chinese texts using sentence structures                      

 

Course contents:               meanings and common usage of 800 ~ 1200 Chinese Characters, texts from the prescribed books, Authentic texts on magazines, newspapers or electronic publications; Audio or video materials; Writing of simple texts, letters, dialogues, invitations.

 

Method of teaching

            and learning:                     Lectures, Practical sessions, Tutorial

 

Assessment:                      Assignments, continuous assessment, written examination at the end of the course

 

Recommended Reading:   Liu Xun. (2004).  New Practical Chinese Reader-Book 3 & 4

                                           Beijing Language and Culture University Press.

                                           Liu Yuanman, Liu Xiaoyu, Liu Lixin (2005). Meetin China (advanced book). Peaking University Press. Li Min (2000) Chinese newspaper & magazine reading textbook (advanced book) Peaking University Press

 

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Course code:                 ACCL03034

Course title:                   Chinese Cultural Discourse

Learning outcomes:      At the completion of the course unit the students will be able to

  • display knowledge on Chinese culture and lifestyle
  • handle most daily conversations
  • acquaint with modern Chinese social system

 

Course contents:            Texts from the prescribed books, authentic texts on magazines,

                                       newspapers or electronic publications; Audio or video materials; dialogues; conversations.

 

Method of teaching

            and learning:                   Lectures, Practical sessions, Tutorial

 

Assessment                     Assignments, continuous assessment, written examination at the

                                        end of the course

 

Recommended Reading:    Li Min (2000) Chinese Newspaper & Magazine Reading Textbook (advanced book) Peaking University Press.

                                            Liu Xun (2004) Liu Xun (2004) New practical Chinese Reader Book 3 Liu Yuanman, Liu Xiaoyu, Liu Lixin (2005). Meetin China (advanced book). Peaking University Press.

 

  1. Certificate:

 

  i           A candidate who obtains at least “C”grade for each paper is considered to be qualified for the Advanced Certificate in Chinese Language offered by the University of Kelaniya.

 

 

 

 

ii.Key to Grades

                                         

Grading Scheme

Range of Marks

Grade

85-100

                 A+

70-84

                 A

65-69

                 A-

60-64

                 B+

55-59

                 B

50-54

                 B-

45-49

                 C+

40-44

                 C

35-39

                 C-

30-34

                 D+

25-29

                 D

00-24

                 E

 

iii.              A candidate who obtains a grade below C in a particular paper may re-sit for relevant paper in respect of the course for the purpose of improving the grade in three attempts within three years. The maximum grade that can be obtain in this case is “C”.

 

 

  1. Application Procedure: A self prepared application including the name, address, educational qualifications, contact telephone number, e mail address with a self addressed stamped 9”x 4” envelop should be sent to the Director of Confucius Institute or the Head of the Department, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya. Further details can be obtained from Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya.

                                              Tel: 011-2914484

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared by Ven. Dr. Nedalagamuwe Dhammadinna

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