LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE OF CHINA AND SOUTH EAST ASIA II
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course is to acquire spoken and written skills at level A2. At the end of this course, the student:
-will have a good knowledge of the sentence structure;
-will be able to recognize and write the characters learned during the lessons;
-will be able to have a conversation in simple communication contexts;
-will be able to translate simple texts
Course contents summary
-knowledge consolidation of the sentence structure
-nominal and verbal determination
-aspect particles and verbal complements
-conversation in simple contexts
Introduction to Chinese culture: writing and thinking, Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism
Magda Abbiati e Zhang Ruoying, Dialogare in cinese, Venezia: Cafoscarina, 2010.
Grammar (not mandatory):
Chiara Romagnoli e Wang Jing, Grammatica d’uso della lingua cinese, Milano: Hoepli, 2016
Yu Hua, La Cina in dieci parole, Milano: Feltrinelli, 2015. (consigliato)
Mo Yan, Sorgo Rosso, Torino: Einaudi, 1997
Alessandra Lavagnino, Silvia Pozzi, Cultura cinese, segno, scrittura e civiltà, Roma: Carrocci editore, 2013 (capitoli: 1, 3, 4, 10).
The course will take place through individual and group lectures and exercises, aimed at consolidating grammatical topics, speaking, writing and translating skills.
Assessment methods and criteria
final written and oral exams.
Written test: examination of grammar and characters knowledge.
Oral test: examination of language skills (reading, speaking and written comprehension, translation) and cultural contents of the program.
The final mark will be the result of written and oral tests.