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Teaching Program of the Department of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

I. Introduction to the Department of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

The College of Liberal Arts of Lanzhou City College comprises four departments of Chinese Language, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Secretary and Public Education. The Department of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language has a complete team of teaching staff and faculty members, totally 16 full-time teachers.

There are 3 persons owning doctorate degrees and 13 ones with master's degrees; 3 professors, 7 associate professors and 6 lecturers. They have published hundreds of papers on various academic journals, such as Chinese Language, Dialect, Language Science, Journal of Lanzhou University and Journal of Northwest Normal University, as well as textbooks and academic monographs, up to 10 kinds.

Now, the Department of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language enrolls foreign students and carries out the Chinese teaching and training programs. All the teachers in charge are with above Medium Professional Titles (master above)

II. Classes Setup of Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

• Long-term Class: Basic, intermediate , advanced grades setup by students’ Chinese level

• Short-term Class 1: 6 months-12 months, specialized training and advanced class of Chinese

• Short-term Class 2: 1 month- 6 months, specialized training and advanced class of Chinese

III. Courses Setup of Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

1. Long-term Class: Learning for more than 12 months, including basic, intermediate, advanced classes.

(1). Basic Class: The students should be the foreign students, non-Chinese speakers. The teaching goal is helping students master the language to some extents by one-term learning. The students will possess the basic listening, speaking and communication skills, which can meet the students’ demands in ordinary social environments, such as daily life and studying in China. The details listed below:

Course Name

Hours per week

Total Hours

Courses Introduction

Basic Chinese
(I/II)

8

288

The course is for the beginners, the basic Chinese grammar included. The primary training on

students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

Basic Oral Chinese
(I/II)

4

144

It is the specialized training course, which takes dialogues and subjects as the main forms to train

students on basic oral Chinese so as to enable students to get basic listening and speaking skills.

Basic Chinese Listening
(I/II)

4

144

It is the specialized training course which trains students’ listening and speaking skills by

listening to materials and drilling.

Chinese Characters Base

2

72

It is the specialized training course which focuses on the structures of characters and writing

rules so as to enhance the skills of students’ writing and reading.

(2). Intermediate Class: The teaching targets should be the students who have learned Chinese and can express with around 1200 Chinese characters to some degrees, but with bad grammar and not accurate words and sentences. By one term learning, they can master Chinese language better and get primary reading skills. At the end of the term, they can meet the 3rd level Chinese of Level Standards and Grade Grammar Outline stipulated by HSK. The details listed below:

Course Name

Hours per week

Total Hours

Courses Introduction

Intermediate
Chinese
(I/II)

8

288

The basic comprehensive course set for students who have attained basic Chinese level so as to enhance

students’ comprehensive skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing to the full and enlarge their

vocabulary, language vision and cultural background.

Intermediate
Oral Chinese
(I/II)

4

144

It is the specialized training course, which takes dialogues and subjects as the main forms to train

students on basic oral Chinese and express their ideas in paragraph.

Intermediate
Chinese Listening
(I/II)

4

144

It is the specialized training course which trains students’ listening and speaking skills by listening to

a large amount of materials and drilling.

Chinese Reading

4

144

It is the specialized training course which is for enhancing students’ reading comprehension by

reading a large number of Chinese materials and drilling.

(3). Advanced Class: The teaching targets are sophomores, whose major is Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language and advanced foreign students of the same level. The teaching goal is to help students further enlarge vocabulary and strengthen, add and expand basic grammar points and enhance their skills of reading original Chinese literature gradually so as to use Chinese language, structure and more complicated sentence patters and paragraphs to express ideas on one field or subject correctly and accurately. We will help students increase the communication skill continuously. At the end of term, they can meet the 4th level of Chinese Level Standards and Grade Grammar Outline stipulated by HSK. So besides the basic courses on listening, speaking and reading, the courses for passing the exam will be prepared. The details listed below:

Course Name

Hours per week

Total Hours

Courses Introduction

Advanced Chinese

8

288

The advanced and comprehensive course of Chinese is for students who attains the

intermediate level and masters basic Chinese grammar. The course focuses on strengthening

students’ deep comprehension on China society and culture while perfecting their Chinese

proficiency.

Intermediate Oral Chinese

4

144

It is the specialized training class which training students on expressing their ideas and

emotions vividly and accurately in various ways and giving opinions deeply with orders

in order to attain the ideal effects of communication.

Chinese Writing

4

144

It is the specialized training class.

2. Short-term Class 1: 6 months-12 months, training class and intensive training class.

(1). Training Class: The teaching targets are non-Chinese speakers who know nothing about Chinese. The teaching goal is to help students master basic Chinese language and listening and speaking skills in a period of studying. The courses enable students to possess primary communication skills and lay solid foundation for students’ further study. The details listed below:

Course Name

Hours per week

Courses Introduction

Basic Chinese
(I/II)

10

The course is for the beginners, the basic Chinese grammar included. The primary training on students’

listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

Basic Oral Chinese
(I/II)

10

It is the specialized training course, which takes dialogues and subjects as the main forms to train

students on basic oral Chinese so as to enable students to get basic listening and speaking skills.

Basic Chinese Listening
(I/II)

6

It is the specialized training course which trains students’ listening and speaking skills by listening to

materials and drilling.

(2). Intensive Training Class: The class includes specialized improvement training for students with Chinese base to some degrees. The goal is to enlarge students’ Chinese language knowledge and enhance their listening and speaking skills by a period of training. The details listed below:

Course Name

Hours per week

Courses Introduction

Intensive Chinese

10

The comprehensive training on strengthening basic Chinese grammar and enhancing their listening,

speaking, reading and writing.

Intensive Oral Chinese

10

It is the specialized training course, which takes dialogues and subjects as the main forms to train

students on basic oral Chinese so as to strengthening students’ speaking and listening skills.

Intensive Chinese
Listening

8

It is the specialized training course which strengthens students’ listening and speaking skills by

listening to materials and drilling.

3. Short-term Class 2: 1 month-6 months, training class and intensive training class.

(1). Training Class: The teaching targets are non-Chinese speakers who know nothing about Chinese. The teaching goal is to help students get know of basic knowledge of Chinese and lay foundation for further education.

(2). Intensive Training Class: The class includes specialized improvement training for students with Chinese base to some degrees. The goal is to strengthen students’ basic Chinese knowledge and basic skills by short-term intensive training. The details listed below:

Course Name

Hours per week

Courses Introduction

Instant Chinese

10

The comprehensive training on strengthening basic Chinese grammar and enhancing their

listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Instant Oral Chinese

10

It is the specialized training course, which takes dialogues and subjects as the main forms to

train students on basic oral Chinese so as to strengthening students’ speaking and listening skills.

Instant Chinese Listening

8

It is the specialized training course which strengthens students’ listening and speaking skills by

listening to materials and drilling.

4. Other teaching services: The Department of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language can provide one-to-one specialized tutorship and practice according to the student’s pragmatic demands. At the same time, we can provide special teaching services for different-level students with different learning goals.

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