Singapore University of Social Sciences

Modern Chinese (现代汉语)

Modern Chinese (现代汉语) (CHS103)


CHS103 examines the fundamentals of modern Chinese pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, etc., so that students can organically combine modern Chinese practice with modern Chinese theory. The phonetic component examines the characteristics and properties of speech, vowels, consonants, syllables, phonemes, and sound changes; the vocabulary component investigates morphemes, the nature of word meanings, the aggregation and change of word meanings, the composition of vocabulary, fixed words, etc.; and the grammar component explores speech, phrases, syntax, sentence patterns, sentence types, and complex sentences.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • Introduction
  • Overview of Modern Chinese
  • Standardization and promotion of Chinese
  • Phonetics
  • Etymology
  • Lexicology
  • Grammar
  • Rhetoric
  • Conclusion

Learning Outcome

  • 说明现代汉语的形成过程和汉语的发展演变
  • 描述现代汉语语法的基础知识
  • 阐明现代汉语的发音、词汇、语法、写作和修辞的基本原理
  • 演示理解,分析和使用现代汉语的能力
  • 阐释现代社会汉语写作、词汇、语法的特点
  • 应用所学知识提高学生的口头和书面沟通能力
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