Chinese Language Center
According to the Academic Rules and Regulations at TransWorld University for Foreign students, all students who are from non-Chinese speaking countries will be regarded as oversea students, and must take Chinese language exams after the enrolments. Students who fail to reach Intermediate-Advanced level (which is equivalent to Level B2 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) will be assigned and admitted into Chinese Language course (Full-time), and required to participate in Chinese Language Classes during their first semester (36 credits in total). Our Chinese courses are proposed according to the difference of students’ language proficiency.
We aim to develop students’ general Chinese language skills, which are listening, speaking, reading and writing. In our Chinese Foundation classes, students are required to attend classes for 18 hours per week and obtain 18 credits on both semesters. During the first semester, there will be nine basic Chinese Language classes, including Chinese Pronunciation, Basic Chinese Listening, Basic Chinese Vocabulary, Basic Chinese Conversation, Basic Chinese Grammar, Basic Chinese Writing, Basic Chinese Reading, Chinese Culture and Topics discussion of Applied Living Chinese(I). Furthermore, in the second semester, there will be advanced classes, which includes Advanced Chinese Listening, Advanced Chinese Conversation, Advanced Chinese Vocabulary, Advanced Chinese Grammar, Advanced Chinese Reading, Advanced Chinese Writing, Topics discussion of Applied Living Chinese(II), Integrated Chinese and Applied Chinese Multimedia. Students who have no previous knowledge of Chinese Language will be expected to reach Intermediate-High Level after first year in Chinese Language Course, which is equivalent to Level B1 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Our main teaching materials are listed as following: Practical Audio-Visual Chinese, Far East Everyday Chinese and Practical Chinese Reading and Writing. There are also additional materials, such as Chinese conversation, travel, Business Chinese and Chinese idioms.
Cultural activities and classes: calligraphy, Chinese painting , paper-cutting (Chinese Folk Art), Charts of Chinese Opera Facial make-up designs, Lantern-making, Chinese Knots, Taiji, Tea Ceremony, Dumpling and Spring Roll-making, traditional shows and art and outdoor cultural activities.
There will be language partners who are also from TransWorld University and they will assist foreign students with their Chinese learning and practices, as well as getting to know more about the university, culture and Taiwan.