2023-2024 / ASIE0015-1

Chinese language I (beginners)*


30h Th, 30h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in anthropology (120 ECTS)10 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of social sciences)10 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient and modern languages and literatures10 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : classics10 crédits 
 Bachelor in information and communication10 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English10 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general10 crédits 
 Bachelor in history10 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general10 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology10 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (Registrations are closed)10 crédits 
 Bachelor in philosophy10 crédits 
 Bachelor in French and Romance languages and literatures : general10 crédits 
 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)10 crédits 
 Master in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (120 ECTS)10 crédits 
 Master in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (60 ECTS)10 crédits 


Rachel Delcourt, Eric Florence

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Schedule: Fridays from 11.00 to 13.00.
First session of class: Friday 22 Sept. 2023
Room: A2, 5/6

This course combines a theoretical approach to the basic structures of modern Chinese with a focus on the practical dimensions of communication.

The textbook used  for this course is Méthode de chinois (premier niveau), Isabelle Rabut et al. Students will be required to take part to communication exercises based on daily interaction situations. The "virtual toolbox" on ECampus/Ultra will be used within this course.

Contact: Eric.Florence@uliege.be

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

This course aims at:
- allowing the students to become acquainted with the structures of Chinese sentences; - developing a communication ability in modern Chinese. The focus will be put on oral, listening as well as reading skills.
- At the end of the two semesters of class, the goal is to allow students to become familiar with a series of everyday communication situations as well as to master the basic grammatical structures of modern Chinese.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Work in small groups will fostered for all activites geared towards communication.
As for grammar and lexical explanations, these will be taught ex cathedra by the professor.
Students will learn written Chinese chiefly by using keyboards. Most of the work regarding the production of characters will be done at home by the student.
The following learning activities are planned:
- Presentation of the basic structures of the grammar of the modern Chinese language and exercises related to these concepts;
- Work in small groups around oral expression (if online teaching, this modality will be reduced);
- Frequent use of the ECampus platform for a set of work to be done at home (versions; grammar exercises; stories to be posted on ECampus);
- Home preparation work for grammar and translation exercises;

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

face-to-face teaching and usage of the ECampus platform. 

Recommended or required readings

Méthode de chinois (premier niveau), Isabelle Rabut et al, l'Asiathèque.
Additional documents (grammar notes; power point; songs; etc.) will be used and made available to students on ECampus. The use of these materials is intended to facilitate student learning and make learning more dynamic.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam AND oral exam

Additional information:

Written and oral exam (for the January session, only written exam)
Students will be assessed according to the following criterias:
- basic comprehension skills; - mastering of the basic structures of syntaxes in modern Chinese; - mastering of the basic notions of grammar in modern Chinese language.

The mark of the midterm exam in January will count for 50% of the June final mark if > or = 10/20. The mark will have no effect on the final grade if it doesn't reach 10/20 and the final exam will then be cumulative.

Work placement(s)

Information on possibilities of studying in the People's Republic of China or in Taiwan are available by contacting the "Chinese studies" section head, Eric Florence.

Contact: Eric.Florence@uliege.be

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course is taught during the first two semesters of the academic year.



Association of one or more MOOCs