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Chinese - Elementary Level 1

Module SZ0201

This Module is offered by TUM Language Center.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2013/4 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
WS 2013/4WS 2012/3

Basic Information

SZ0201 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This module description is valid to WS 2013/4.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h  h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In this module students will be familiarized with the phonetic characteristics of syllabic Chinese; they will practice syllable pronunciation with differentiation in 4 tones; memorize circa 200 vocabulary words including their written form; learn simple sentence elements and rules of structure for building sentences; learn numerals and counting methods.

Learning Outcome

After completion of this module, students will be able to apply phonetic elements of the language; to show confidence in speaking by employing syllabic language; hold a dialogue using newly acquired vocabulary; compose simple written descriptions; speak on topics such as the date, weather, family members, etc.; convey information such as telephone number, birthday, sums of money, etc.


"Staying power", a solid sense of selfconfidence and positive attitude toward learning.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

Presentation; lecture; white board; portfolio; question-raising method; individual, partner and group work; e-learning; blended learning.


Overheads, whiteboard, worksheets, PowerPoint, audio aids (MP3)


-Cremerius, Ruth: Chinesisch für Deutsche 1 Helmut Buske Verlag, 2001

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Written exam (90 mins., no learning aids permitted); essay on an assigned topic; active participation; documentation: Benotete Kursbestätigung
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