Universität Wien FIND

150267 VO STEOP: Theory and Praxis of Chinese Writing and Language (2021W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften

FR 01.10.2021: Vorbesprechung = Orientierungsveranstaltung


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


max. 150 participants
Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Orientierungsveranstaltung für das BA Studium für Studienanfänger*innen findet am FR 01.10.2021 09:00 online statt.

Achtung: STEOP M01/VO-Prüfung findet am DI 01.02.2022 im HS C1 statt!!!

Prüfungstermine siehe STEOP M01.
DI 01.02.2022 09:45-13:00 ONLINE
MI 16.02 2022 09:45-13:00 ONLINE
DO 30.06.2022 08:00-11:15 HS C2
MI 07.09.2022 09:45-12:30 SIN1

ECOS + IBW Uni Wien: Anmeldung via Mail: IBW Bescheid einscannen und an stefanie.yu@univie.ac.at schicken.

ACHTUNG, STEOP Modulprüfung M01 ist via U:SPACE anzumelden.

Friday 01.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital (Kickoff Class)
Thursday 07.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 14.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 21.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 28.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 04.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 11.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 18.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 25.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 02.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 09.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 16.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 13.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 20.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Thursday 27.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims: acquisition of a theoretical foundation for the other language courses of the first semester; deepening of the language/writing skills acquired in these courses.

Contents: the basic features of the Chinese language and writing (grammar; lexis; phonology; phonetics; principles of character creation, types of written forms, character etymology).

- presentation of techniques/tools apt to support speaking/reading/writing;
- phonetic transcription systems (Hanyu Pinyin active and the Taiwanese Zhuyin Fuhao passive)
- character lookup methods
- electronic dictionaries
- the manuscript "Zai Hanxuexi xue Hanyu" vol. 1a by Xia / Zeidl (see below)
furthermore: extensions / deepening regarding
- grammar
- vocabulary (mainly based on already learned characters)
- character etymology
- character meaning
- correct stroke order
- (only expected to be passively mastered) traditional characters related to the simplified characters in the textbook
- radicals (= "root components" of Chinese characters, under which the latter can be found in a dictionary).

Methods: lecture; demonstrations; writtten exam (change of the examination mode -> written online examination). Attention: This course is a lecture in the classical sense, it is not a practice course.

Assessment and permitted materials

written examination.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

60 out of 100 points (weighting of the scores achieved in the individual test sections according to the importance of the test sections as assessed by the lecturer).

Examination topics

Anything presented in the classroom, as far as it is contained in the manuscript "Zai Hanxuexi xue Hanyu" by Xia / Zeidl or in the materials provided on the Moodle learning platform during the semester.

Reading list

Skriptum "Zai Hanxuexi xue Hanyu" von Xia/Zeidl (im Sekretariat des Instituts für Ostasienwissenschaften/Sinologie erhältlich); weitere (laufend bereitgestellte) Materialien auf der Moodle-Homepage dieser Lehrveranstaltung (was von diesen relevant für die Prüfung ist, wird vor den Weihnachtsferien bekanntgegeben).

Association in the course directory

S 151

Last modified: Th 23.03.2023 00:19