GELH1001 / GELH002 – Chinese Languages and Chinese Communities
|Suggested Year of Study:||Year 1|
Department of Chinese Language and Literature
|Medium of Instruction:||Chinese|
In this course the students expand their knowledge of Chinese languages and Chinese communities and understand language phenomena as an expression of culture and as a function of society. Through readings, discussions and mini-projects the students apply the sociolinguistics knowledge introduced to answer academic and practical questions. Global and local language situations are surveyed in a Chinese perspective and current issues in language matters are analyzed. Through problem-solving exercises, the students hone their skills of critical thinking, communication and collaboration.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
1. Assess the significance of the Chinese language as a global language;
2. Evaluate the diversity and unity of the Chinese language;
3. Demonstrate their knowledge of the Chinese language in socio-cultural perspectives;
4. Investigate on the cultural differences of different Chinese speech communities;
5. Relate the languages and dialects they speak to other languages and dialects in China and in the world.