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Dept. of Tourism Service Chinese

We empower you to face the world with confidence and competitiveness. In the department of Tourism Service Chinese, our educational goal is to cultivate specialists who have the ability and skills to manage business affairs in the Chinese business industry. We apply diverse teaching strategies and through the study of Chinese, our students can make full use of the language. In addition, a diverse curriculum is structured around the understanding of the Chinese culture. We have a plan on training specialists in Chinese business who have the background that promotes the cooperation and coexistence between Korea and China.

Subject Overview

Basic Chinese
This course is geared towards students who are learning Chinese for the first time. Students learn about the vowels, consonants and tones of the Chinese language and they use the phonetic notations of pronunciations to learn the basics of Chinese pronunciation. In addition, students learn some basic vocabulary and grammar of the Chinese language.
Basic Chinese Conversation
This course coincides with Basic Chinese, focusing on speaking and listening of the Chinese language. It trains students in basic Chinese conversation and strengthens the foundation for becoming fluent. In addition, through listening and speaking exercises, students get to actually experience the language.
Study of Chinese Culture
The Chinese language has its roots stemming from its rich culture. In order to establish fluency of the proper use of Chinese and have the correct information about China, students must simultaneously study about Chinese culture. This course uses videos and printouts about the culture and history of China to study the 56 different cultures that form China and the diversity that coexists harmoniously.
Chinese Listening I.II
This course aims to help students develop their listening skills through the use of audio and videos. Through this course, students may also improve upon their basic to beginner level listening skills of Chinese conversation and learn the exact pronunciations that can be heard in basic conversations.
Chinese Characters and Chinese Writing
Students acquire the basic knowledge about the origin of Chinese characters, changes in the shapes of the characters, and their formations and principles. Through the study of the connection between the knowledge about the characters and their abbreviated forms, the development of this subject is without a doubt a plan for improving the study of Chinese.
Principles of Business
This course allows students to establish the basic concepts of business by studying the basic knowledge about some of the general sectors of the business field such as finance, human resources, production, marketing and decision making.
Practical Chinese
This course sets up various situations that occur in real life and allows students to become familiar with Chinese expressions that correspond to those situations. Students also become familiar with other expressions, and intermediate vocabulary and grammar in order to make the authentic Chinese language that is actually used in China, their own.?Lastly, this course helps students improve on their fluency in Chinese conversation by having students speak the language instead of just keeping the language stored in their minds.
Understanding China’s Popular Cultures
This course looks at the fast changes happening in China and sets that as the foundation for understanding China through studying China’s popular cultures that are repeatedly growing at fast rates following the open reform in 1978.
Chinese Grammar I
Chinese Grammar I strengthens the listening and composition skills of the Chinese language by studying the basic grammar that is an important foundation for conversation, composition, listening and reading comprehension.
Chinese Grammar II
This course is linked to Chinese Grammar I, and it systematizes the beginner and intermediate Chinese grammar that has been learned, allowing students to apply the grammar rules to actual compositions, listening exercises, and reading comprehension.
Beginner Chinese
Having basic Chinese as the background, this course sets its goals on beginner level Chinese conversation.Beginner Chinese trains students to develop their fluency in communication skills associated at this level.
Beginner Chinese Conversation
This conversation class puts its primary focus on listening and speaking and is in agreement with the Beginner Chinese course. Students acquire some simple daily conversation skills by repetitively listening to and speaking Chinese.
International Business
This course teaches about business principles within international relations and deepens the level of business principals through studying the means for understanding China’s business.
Dental Health Education & Practice
This course teaches dental health education and its related knowledge for groups and individuals. It lectures on the applications of various educational materials.
Introduction to Clinic I
This course is designed to increase field adaptability through diagnosis practice and also teaches overall dental treatments.
HSK Lecture I.II
This is a preparation course for students taking the Chinese proficiency assessment test. HSK I prepares students at the intermediate level in listening, grammar, and reading comprehension. HSK II deepens the knowledge gained from the previous course so that students may improve on the strategies and test-taking abilities.
Business Chinese
This course puts its focus on studying the Chinese language that is related to business operations.This course improves on the Chinese language skills that are necessary when students are put into actual situations involving trade and business.
Screen Chinese
This course focuses on improving students’ listening and understanding skills through the use of visual aids such as movies and video clips.
Chinese Business Practice
This course aims to develop Chinese business specialists. Students learn about trade practice that is needed for conducting business in China and about China’s investment circumstances, taxes and laws.Students become familiar with business jargon that is appropriate to specific situations, and they get to practice applying the jargon.
Reading Chinese
This course improves reading comprehension skills through reading and translating exercises at the intermediate level.The course consists of news accounts and short stories about current events, some of which are derived from the web, to help students build their skills in reading comprehension.
Chinese Composition
In Chinese Composition I, we use the structures of short sentences to cultivate the basic principles for writing Chinese compositions. This in turn improves the ability to produce intermediate level compositions. In Chinese Composition II, students practice writing using proper grammar. This course also cultivates the ability to produce advanced level compositions that stay focused on the given topic, by using medium to long Chinese sentences.
Chinese Trade and Commerce
This course studies the trade and commerce that are relevant to China. This course looks at the relationship between Korea and China, based on the standpoint of trade and commerce. Students also get hands-on practice.
Intermediate Chinese Conversation
In order to be at the intermediate level of Chinese where students can actually apply and use the language, this course focuses its lectures on listening and speaking Students also participate in free talking to help them train and become adjusted to authentic conversations.
Advanced Chinese Conversation
It is hard to find any other languages that contrast so greatly among the levels. Basic and Beginner is the foundation for conversation, and if the intermediate level is the extension of that, then in this course, students practice Chinese at the level even higher than what can be found in practical conversations. This course holds debates and discussions about given topics using various Chinese expressions.
Chinese Business Seminar
Through understanding China’s popular cultures and other cultures, students take what they have learned about the understanding about China and establish that as their background for this course.Students will choose a topic from a variety of fields of current China such as geography, history, politics, society, culture, etc. and prepare data.Students are required to individually present these facts in order to increase their understanding about China. Lastly, through looking at some case studies about trade, we can fathom the understanding about China’s current business affairs.
Practice of Translation and Interpretation
The primary focus of this course is to foster the basic knowledge and skills needed for interpreting Chinese.Having learned Chinese for the past 3 semesters, students are trained to increase their attention span and response time for interpreting Chinese into appropriate Korean.If interpreting Chinese is an extension of listening skills, then translating is an extension of reading skills.This course helps students to meet the demands for understanding Chinese text through translating Chinese documents or short sentences into accurate Korean.
Chinese humanities and society
Students will learn about Chinese politics, economy, society, culture and the first half of Chinese history through a variety of media such as newspapers, magazines and short films.? Through their interactions with such content, students will be able to widen their scope of understanding the Chinese humanities and society while developing their listening and speaking skills.