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CHN1205 Chinese Language and Culture for Global Professionals
Shanghai, China (Outgoing Program)
Summer 1st Session
Summer 1st Session
|Class Status:||Undergraduate||Program Type:||Elective Abroad|
|Eligible Populations:||UG First Year, UG Junior, UG Sophomore||Housing Options:||Hotel/Hostel|
|Pre-requisites:||Foundation A&H, Foundation H&S, Rhetoric A & B||Program Advisor:||Renee Graham|
Information Session: January 30th at 5pm; Gerber 213
Chinese Language and Culture for Global Professionals
Babson Campus & Shanghai, China
Weina Zhao, MA, Foreign Language Education, Lecturer in Chinese Language
Quick FactsProgram Fee: $3,490 (Includes international flight; see below for list of additional inclusions/exclusions)
On Campus Dates:
May 20- June 5, 2014
June 6-15, 2014
Pre-departure Academic Session Dates:
9:00 am- 12:00 pm/May 20th -June 5th, 2014*
*Attendance required for all sessions
Babson Electives Abroad Orientation Dates:
12:30 pm- 2:30 pm/May 22nd , 2014*
Program OverviewIn this unique four credit academic experience, you will spend three weeks this summer at Babson and travel for an 8-day international study component in Shanghai. Get immersed in the language and culture of China, enhance your cultural awareness and business communication skills in Chinese (Mandarin), and learn about China’s emergence as a global economic power.
Program DetailsThis course is an introduction to Mandarin Business Chinese for students with no previous knowledge of the language. Students will work on developing basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will be able to understand short, fixed utterances and some sentence-length utterances; especially where context supports understanding and speech is clear. Students will also be able to comprehend and speak limited vocabulary and some simple questions and statements. Vocabulary centers on areas such as common objects, places, daily activities, hobbies, etc. Reading comprehension focuses on identifying a limited number of character components and high-frequency characters in areas of immediate need. Students will be able to read and write typical messages for instructional and directional purposes, such as prices in stores, times and dates on schedules, and simple realia. Students will also be able to write names, numbers, dates, their own nationality, and other simple autobiographical information as well as some short phrases.
Language Practice: One week intensive travel to China; engaged in a Chinese course at Tongji University. Small group language practice will also take place with local students in the morning followed by afternoon visits to World Financial Center, Chenghuang Temple, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center and companies to create opportunities for students to apply classroom work into practical use.
Credits: 4 credits (tuition is a separate charge from the program fee)
Final Payment Due Date: March 28th , 2014
Eligibility: rising sophomores, juniors or seniors
Course Pre Requisites: none
Financial Aid: click here for more information
Information Session Slides: UG China Info Session 2013_14.pdf
Housing and TransportationHousing:
Babson summer housing will be assigned to students who are enrolled in the course. A meal plan (10/week) is also included in the program fee. In Shanghai, students will stay in 3 star hotel accommodations in walking distance to Tongji University; daily breakfast is included.
Charter bus, local train, subway
A required flight out of Boston will be secured for students, the price of which is included in the program fee. Changes in the return flight (scheduled to Boston) are at the cost of the student.
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Program fee includes:
Accommodations and meal plan at Babson, double room accommodations in Shanghai, Chinese visa, base flight cost*, ground transportation in country, welcome/farewell meals, guides, program cultural activities.
Not included: Tuition, meals not covered by the program, personal expenses.
Faculty InformationWeina Zhao is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese Language and Co-Director of the Chinese program at Wellesley College and is Co-director of their Chinese Program of East Asia Language and Literature Department.
Ms. Zhao received her MA in Foreign Language Education from Clark University and her BA in English Language and Literature from Nanjing University. She has taught at numerous schools, including Nanjing University, Clark University, the College of the Holy Cross, and Cornell University. She coordinated the Chinese Program at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center and served as a lead instructor in Middlebury's summer language program. Ms. Zhao has presented various papers on pedagogical issues related to the teaching of Chinese as a second language and has co-authored teaching materials used in college courses.
Contact InformationRenée Graham, Program Manager
Weina Zhao, MA, Lead Faculty
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