Undergraduate Chinese Language major of Sun Yat-sen University is an early major established for international students in China.
The major has two directions that Business Chinese and the Applied Chinese and Cross-Cultural Exchange.
Characteristics of the Major 1. Easy admission but professional and strict cultivation; 2. Chinese language skills oriented; 3. Cultivate applied and international talents.
Freshman and sophomore are the stages for language skills teaching. The basic courses include: Elementary Chinese, Primary Spoken Chinese, Primary Chinese Listening, Chinese, Chinese Listening, Spoken Chinese, and Chinese Writing.
The third and the fourth grade are divided into Business Chinese direction and Applied Chinese and Cross-Cultural Exchange direction. While continuing to strengthen the teaching of language skills, it sets up professional core courses related to their directions.
Business Chinese direction: this major meets the needs of current international business to cultivate Chinese language talents with good comprehensive quality. The students master Chinese listening, speaking and writing; learn about basic economics theory and international trade theory. While they are familiar with Chinese economic management regulations and laws, the students have the ability to handle business affairs by Chinese. After graduation, they could work in the department related to Chinese trade and economy.
Core courses: Essentials of Economics, International Trade Practice, Economic and Trade Practices in China, Economic Research, Foundation of Business Chinese, Business Chinese Listening and Speaking.
Applied Chinese and Cross – Cultural Communication direction: it cultivates professional Chinese talents who adapt to the needs of modern international society, with good overall quality and comprehensive development. It trains the students with solid Chinese language and oral communication ability, systematically masters Chinese language and literature knowledge, the basic theory of second language teaching and Chinese teaching skills, with the fundamental ability of Chinese language research and a certain ability of Chinese teaching. After graduation, students can be proficient in Chinese teaching, and can be engaged in the work related to Chinese and Chinese literature by using Chinese.
Core courses: Modern Chinese, Chinese Teaching and Design, Advanced Chinese Listening and Speaking, Educational Psychology, Teaching Observation and Commentary, Error Analysis, Chinese Newspaper Reading.
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