2023-2024 / LANG6009-1

Elementary Chinese 1


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in economics : general (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in management (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in business engineering (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in management (60 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...)3 crédits 


Rachel Delcourt

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

General overview of Chinese language and Chinese culture.
Chinese pronunciation system: Pinyin (the phonetic transcription of Chinese).
Chinese character structure + about 50 words. (Vocabulary)
Basic grammar.
Communication in a simple way.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Familiar with the structure of Chinese and lay the foundation for the next step of learning.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

- in class: explanation of grammar, presentation of pronunciation, vocabulary, listening and reading comprehension exercises, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary exercises.
- preparations and drills to be done at home every week.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face with priority. In view of the health crisis, part of the course (or all of it) may be carried out remotely. The students will be informed according to the evolution of the situation.

Recommended or required readings

"Business Chinese" book and syllabus

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam

Additional information:

Final note:
Two parts: 20% + 80%
Class attendance: 20% (present at least 80% of lessons)
Exam in June: 80% (written)

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Association of one or more MOOCs