BICC Language

British Inter-university China Centre Online Language Assignments

Phase Two Info for second intensive teaching week for UI level

Apart from attending the regular language classes organised by each centre, Students must join the online interactive Chinese grammar programmes (including the scheduled assignments) provided by the Oxford centre. A written language test will be carried out based on this programme by the end of the academic year.

In order to submit the online assignments, students will need MS Office Tools: Global Input Method Editor (IME) for the simplified Chinese characters which can be download free from the MS websites. Please click here. The Chinese IME can be activated by going through the following steps: Start - Setting - Control Panel - Regional and Language - Languages - Details - (under Installed services) - Chinese (PRC) - Add - Apply - OK. The Chinese IME can be accessed from the input icon on the bottom-toolbar. The pinyin input method is used for creating Chinese characters on a Word document.

First Term

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8

Second Term

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8

Third Term

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8

 

 

BICC Phase Two Chinese Language Course for Researchers at Upper-intermediate Level

This course will consist of three sessions of intensive teaching in late September early January and April. Each teaching session will be followed by a term (8-9 weeks) of online learning with feedback from the BICC language teachers. A formal language test will take place at the end of the second intensive session in April.
Aim
The course will focus on reading speaking and listening skills, but there will be reinforcement and enhancement of these skills though the written tasks.
Objectives
1. To encourage the development of a high level of learner autonomy in the field of Chinese language study
2. To enable learners to put a wide range of essential communication skills into practice
3. To enable learners to read Chinese newspapers and relevant texts with confidence
Students will have to spend at least two hours a day studying new materials, and revising spoken and written texts and lexis.

The detailed plan for the course will be announced in August 2012.

If you have any questions about the course, please contact Mr Shio-yun Kan, BICC Language Coordinator shioyun.kan@orinst.ox.ac.uk

CLCR language programme (updated on 10th Sept 12)

First week intensive teaching programme 24-28 September 2012

Students are asked to arrive at Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street Oxford by 10 am on Monday, 24 Sept. (On the Google Map it is marked as Carendon Institute) The Teaching starts at 10 am and finishes at 3 pm. The Language Laboratory is available for students from 9 to 10 am everyday.

The daily teaching session will consist of the following three parts.

1.       Learning method: discussing individual learning difficulties and exchanging practical language learning methods 

2.       Revising and consolidating session: encouraging the use of active language skills by helping students to apply the skills and the materials that they have learned; language tests

3.       Introduction of new materials + drills: teaching new lessons of the day and the language laboratory teaching

Coffee and tea break 11:30-11:50

Lunch break 1:00-1:30 pm

Part 1 on the first day of the programme will be used for registration and introduction.

The following skills that will be taught in the first intensive week at Oxford

· Listening comprehension skills Study Chinese daily TV news items and other extensive listening comprehension practice with the language instructor

· Reading skills Students will be asked to buy the textbook: “Teaching of Chinese Newspaper Reading Skills” for sentence analysis and to read newspaper articles from the Internet with the instructor

· Translation (E-Ch) skills E-Ch translation workshop will be conducted daily with the language instructor

· Oral presentation skills Each student will be asked to give an oral presentation in Chinese no more than 15 minutes everyday based on the topics that are studied on previous day

· Methods of learning Chinese language There will be daily assignments and students will be encouraged to discuss their language learning related issues with each other and with the language instructor

The detailed teaching timetable will be given on 24 Sept.

SYK

12/09/12

Course details

Intensive course 1 (face-to-face lessons) will include the following. (Provisionally it will take place in Oxford, from 24 to 28 Sept 2012)

Listening comprehension skills

Reading skills

Translation (E-Ch) skills

Oral presentation skills

Methods of learning Chinese language

Term one online lessons (eight weeks)

Analysing Chinese discourse

Listening and reading comprehension

Composing and translating into Chinese

Intensive course 2 (4-5 days of face-to-face lessons in Oxford) will include the following

Dealing with individual learning problems

Dealing with difficult passages by using practical methods

Newspaper and document reading skills

Oral presentation and interview skills

Term two online lessons (eight weeks)

Reading and listening comprehension

E-Ch translation

Interview or oral presentation project preparation

Intensive course 3 4-5 days of face-to-face lessons in Oxford) will include the following

Dealing with individual learning problems

Dealing with difficult learning points by using practical methods

Oral presentation or interview practice

Reading, listening and translation practice

Language test

Term two online lessons (eight weeks)

Reading and listening comprehension

Translation and composition in Chinese

Two online discussions in Chinese

SYK

7/8/12

Second week intensive teaching programme 15-19 April 2013

Students are asked to arrive at Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street Oxford by 10:30 am on Monday, 15 April. (On the Google Map it is marked as Carendon Institute) From Tuesday the teaching will start at 10 am and finishes at 3 pm. The Language Laboratory is available for students from 9 to 10 am every day. There will be no class on Thursday, 18 April, as the language instructors will be involved in the final oral examinations for the Chinese undergraduates of Oxford University.

The daily teaching session will consist of the following three parts.

1.       Learning method: discussing individual learning difficulties and exchanging practical language learning methods 

2.       Revising and consolidating session: encouraging the use of active language skills by helping students to apply the skills and the materials that they have learned; language tests

3.       Introduction of new materials + drills: teaching new lessons of the day and the language laboratory teaching

Coffee and tea break 11:30-11:50

Lunch break 1:00-1:30 pm

Part 1 on the first day of the programme will be used for registration and introduction.

The following skills that will be taught in the first intensive week at Oxford

· Listening comprehension skills

1.      1. Extensive listening comprehension practice with the language instructor

2.      2. Study Chinese daily TV news comments

· Reading skills Sentence analysis and to read newspaper articles from the Internet with the instructor

· Translation (E-Ch) skills E-Ch translation workshop will be conducted daily with the language instructor

· Oral presentation skills Each student will be asked to give an oral presentation in Chinese no more than 15 minutes every other day based on the topics that are studied on previous day

·  Spontaneous interpreting Students will be asked to act as interpreters to translate a dialogue between English and Chinese speakers

There will be daily assignments and students will be encouraged to discuss their language learning related issues with each other and with the language instructor.

 

11 April 2013