Universität Wien

150038 KU Specialist Language (M3) - Business Chinese (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work
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Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German, Chinese

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Update from January 7, 2022: All remaining LV dates in January 2022 will take place digitally.
Update from November 20, 2021: All course dates up to and including January 7, 2022 will take place digitally.

The course is planned to be held on-site. Information on corona-induced measures will be published in a timely manner.

You have to confirm your registration by attending the first class. If you are unable to attend the first class you have to confirm your registration per e-mail not later than the date of the first class, otherwise you will be removed from the list.
You can de-register until October 29, 2021 (at uspace AND per e-mail to christina.bazant-kimmel@univie.ac.at). If you have not de-registered by the above said date you will receive a mark.
To pass the course you may not miss more than three classes. Special cases must be discussed directly with the teacher.

Friday 08.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 15.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 22.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 29.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 05.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 12.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 19.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 26.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 03.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 10.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 17.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 07.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 14.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 21.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 28.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Learning outcomes:
The emphasis is on "social business Chinese", i.e. the skill to use Modern Chinese in practical and mainly oral business contexts. This includes business small talk as well as the technical vocabulary for international business.
We will work on enlarging both the receptive and productive vocabulary, with an emphasis on acquiring the skill of using different linguistic registers appropriately (e.g. informal chat vs. formal speech).
Secondly, we will read typical business texts and analyze typical features of formal written Chinese (e.g. Thank-you letter). You will be able to identify and understand selected formal written Chinese idiom (receptive skill), and to use some of these phrases in an appropriate way (productive skill).
Overview of topics:
- Getting to Know Each Other: Formal Meeting
- Official designations for authorities and institutions
- Attending a Banquet
- Itinerary Arrangements
- Chinese Enterprises
- Price Negotiations
- Delivery and Method of Payment
- Sales Agents
- China's Special Economic Zones
- Signing of the Contract
- Farewell Dinner
- Current topics
Methods:
Reading and analysis of texts.
Classroom work; pair work (closed and open pairs); group work; role plays.
Collaborative learning (project: simulation of a banquet).

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment of written and oral contributions during the entire semester (preparation; homework; in-class quizzes on paper; tasks in Moodle using tools such as forum, WIKI, glossaries; Moodle tests with single-choice-tasks, multiple-choice-tasks, drag-and-drop-tasks, cloze tasks): 35%
Simulation of a business banquet (video): 15%
Written final exam: 50% (Digital Moodle test + handwritten paper-based test OR written final exam on paper)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

100% – ≤90%: Very good(1)
89% – ≤80%: Good (2)
79% – ≤70%: Satisfactory (3)
69% – ≤60%: Sufficient (4)
59% – 0%: Insufficient (5)
If you miss more than three classes you will receive a negative mark.

Examination topics

All material covered in the class-sessions or as homework and all exercises and material provided on Moodle.

Reading list

GUAN Daoxiong und YU Xiaorong (Hg.): "Jichu shiyong shangwu Hanyu" (A Practical Business Chinese Reader). (Beijing Daxue Chubanshe 2000).
Relevant chapters will be provided in Moodle (pdf-documents).
Handouts and additional course-material will also be provided in Moodle.

Association in the course directory

S 332

Last modified: Fr 07.01.2022 19:48