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Course: Modern Chinese – Basic vocabulary and grammar – Level 1

Friday, 19 September, 2014 - 18:30 to Friday, 12 December, 2014 - 21:30
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculty: Brussels Diplomatic Academy
Pleinlaan 5; 1050 Brussels
Brussels Diplomatic Academy
Brussels Diplomatic Academy
+32 (0)2 614 8101

Learning objectives

Students will be given an introduction into Chinese grammar as well as a basic vocabulary. After following this course, students should be able to:

-          understand the particularities of the Chinese language (grammar and writing of Chinese characters)

-          properly pronounce the various tones

-          make use of Chinese dictionaries

-          make basic sentences

-          can introduce them self to Chinese friend




The course deals with:

-          basic grammar

-          basic vocabulary (300 characters)

Particular attention will be paid to:

-          the characteristics of Chinese language

-          proper pronunciation of the various tones

-          using Chinese dictionaries

Theory will be followed by practical exercises.

Study material

Handbook: New Practical Chinese Reader level 1

Complementary study material

Syllabus with exercises compiled by the lecturer

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Contact details 

Tel:  +32 (0) 2 614 8101
Fax: +32 (0) 2 614 8080
Email address: bda@vub.ac.be
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Postal address:
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels

Visitor’s address:
Pleinlaan 5 (ground floor)
1050 Brussels