Location: Shanghai, China - Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Mainland China
July 7 - August 13, 2013
VU pre-departure orientation: Time & Location TBA
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Study and live in the heart of one of the most dynamic, growing, exciting cities in the world: Shanghai!
The Intensive Chinese Language and Culture program is a six-week, six-credit intensive Mandarin Chinese language and culture summer program, sponsored by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Mainland China. This program is strongly recommended by the Chinese Program of the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies at Villanova University.
This program offers an opportunity for all students, at any Chinese language levels, to explore the Chinese language, culture, literature, history, art, theatre, business, society, and Chinese lifestyle.
Prior to departure, students will have a two-day pre-departure orientation, led by the Faculty Program Coordinator, Dr. Hailin Zhou. Upon departure, students will participate in a 4-week, 8--hour intensive language program at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and a 2-week cultural immersion in Mainland China.
This program requires students to take two courses. During the 4-week intensive language program, all students enroll in one Chinese course. This course is determined based on previous Chinese-language experience and the on-site language placement exam. All students also take the required Chinese cultural course for three credits. Students earn a total of 6-9 credits, depending on the level of the Chinese course which they take during the 4-week intensive program.
CHI 1111 Basic Chinese I - 6 credits
Functional use of Chinese for students with no prior knowledge of Chinese. New pronunciation system, PINYIN, readings and oral drills.
CHI 1112 Basic Chinese II - 6 credits
Intensive practice in conversation and composition with emphasis on developing advanced Spanish language skills. Prerequisite: CHI 1111 or equivalent.
CHI 1121 Intermediate Chinese I - 5 credits
Review of Grammar and vocabulary. New pronunciation system, PINYIN, reading and oral drills.Prerequisite: CHI 1112 or equivalent.
CHI 1122 Intermediate Chinese II - 5 credits
Review of Grammar and vocabulary. New pronunciation system, PINYIN, reading and oral drills.Prerequisite: CHI 1121 or equivalent.
CHI 1131 or 1132 Advanced Chinese I & 2 - 3 credits each
Advanced communication skills including reading and discussing topics on current events.
Prerequisite: CHI 1122 or equivalent.
CHI 2143 Chinese Culture - 3 credits
An interdisciplinary approach to Chinese culture & society. This course will include lessons in calligraphy, history, religion, culture, and will culminate with a final capstone paper immediately following the two week cultural tour.
Additional Academic Requirements
No language requirement. Courses are offered at all levels, and can be used towards VU A&S core language, and VSB International Business co-major/minor requirements, as well as the Global Interdisciplinary Studies major or Chinese minor requirements.
China Cultural Tour & Excursions
The two-week tour following the academic program starts from Shanghai and proceeds to Shandong Province. Guided tour includes Confucius Temple, Mount Tai, Qingdao (famous beach & brewery), Yantai, and Penglai Island, a center of Taoist culture. The tour continues on to Chengde Summer Palace and concludes in Beijing with iconic cultural sites including the Forbidden City, Beijing Summer Palace, and a walk on the
Great Wall of China.