Singapore University of Social Sciences

Modern Chinese Grammar and Rhetoric (现代华语语法与修辞)

Modern Chinese Grammar and Rhetoric (现代华语语法与修辞) (CCC201)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


CCC201 Modern Chinese Grammar and Rhetoric provides the students with a general knowledge of Chinese lexicology, syntax and rhetoric. It is designed to promote a good understanding of the syntactic and rhetorical structures of Chinese language. Students are given opportunity to analyze the syntactic and rhetorical features of the Chinese texts. The course builds a strong foundation in Chinese language and prepares the students for working in a relevant field such as teaching, translation and research.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Understanding components of modern Chinese grammar
  • Analyzing words, categories and functions
  • Analyzing structure I: phrases and single sentence
  • Analyzing structure II: complex sentences and grammatically wrong sentences
  • Rhetorical styles in modern Chinese usage
  • The common rhetoric pattern analysis

Learning Outcome

  • 发展学生对语法、文体风格的知识;
  • 说明汉语语法的基本概念,例如:词类、句法结构、句型等;
  • 演示学生对汉语语法、修辞的基本理论和技能的把握;
  • 运用所学,能够对华语文本、教学等,进行鉴别;
  • 辨析并改正语法方面的各种错误;
  • 判断与鉴赏文本的修辞特点与风格。
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