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NYU Shanghai: Summer Courses

Courses and program details will be posted in early 2015. Read information about the 2014 opportunities below.    

 

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2014 PROGRAM SUMMARY

NYU Shanghai, the University’s degree granting college in China, offers an exciting opportunity for students interested in improving their Chinese language skills. This six-week intensive will allow students from beginner to advanced language levels to develop their skills while experiencing the excitement and wonder of Shanghai, one of the most dynamic cities in Asia. Students benefit from NYU’s facilities, professors, and full-time academic and student life staff. Site visits to historic sites and neighborhoods arranged by NYU enable students to explore this city beyond the campus.

 

ACADEMICS

Students of all skill levels are encouraged to consider this intensive setting for achieving the next level of language acquisition. Students choose one course at the appropriate skill level (based on past courses or placement exam). Classes meet Monday to Friday from 9am to noon and will require afternoon assignments, language labs, and trips.

 

This course is the first part of a one-year elementary-level Chinese course designed for students who have no or almost no knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. It is designed to develop language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing as it relates to everyday life situations. The objectives of the course are: (1) to master the Chinese phonetic system (pinyin and tones) with satisfactory pronunciation; (2) to understand the construction of commonly used Chinese Characters (both simplified and traditional) and learn to write them correctly; (3) to understand and use correct basic Chinese grammar and sentence structures; (4) to build up essential vocabulary; (5) to read and write level-appropriate passages (100-150 characters long); and (6) to become acquainted with aspects of Chinese culture and society related to the course materials.

SYLLABUS

This course is the second part of a one-year elementary-level Chinese course designed for students who have completed NYU-SH’s Elementary Chinese I or equivalent. It is designed to reinforce and further develop language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing as it relates to everyday life situations. The objectives of the course are: (1) to continue mastering the Chinese phonetic system (pinyin and tones); (2) to become further familiarized with the construction of commonly used Chinese Characters (both simplified and traditional); (3) to understand and use correctly basic Chinese grammar and sentence structures; (4) to continue building up essential vocabulary; (5) to read and write level appropriate passages (150-200 characters long); and (6) to become acquainted with aspects of Chinese culture and society related to the course materials.

SYLLABUS

 

 

This course is the first part of a one-year intermediate-level Chinese course designed for students who have completed NYU-SH’s Elementary Chinese II or equivalent. It is designed to consolidate and develop overall aural-oral proficiency. Objectives are: (1) to be able to obtain information from more extended conversation; (2) to express and expound on, in relative length, feelings and opinions on common topics; (3) to develop vocabulary needed to discuss common topics and begin learning to decipher meaning of compound words; (4) to develop reading comprehension of more extended narrative and expository passages; (5) to write, in relative length (200-250 characters long), personal narratives, informational narratives, comparison and discussion of viewpoints with level-appropriate vocabulary and grammatical accuracy, as well as basic syntactical cohesion; (6) to continue being acquainted with aspects of Chinese culture and society related to the course materials.

SYLLABUS

 

This course is the second part of a one-year intermediate-level Chinese course designed for students who have completed NYU-SH’s Intermediate Chinese I or equivalent. It is designed to continue consolidating and developing overall aural-oral proficiency, gradually focusing more on semi-formal or formal linguistic expressions. Objectives are: (1) to further develop competence in obtaining information from more extended conversation; (2) to express and expound on, in more extended length, feelings and opinions on socio-cultural topics; (3) to develop more specialized vocabulary needed to discuss sociocultural topics; (4) to improve students’ ability to decipher meaning of compound words; (5) to further develop reading comprehension of extended narrative, expository and simple argumentative passages; (6) to learn to solve simple syntactical problems independently; (7) to write, in relative length (250-300) characters long) informational narratives, expository and simple argumentative passages with level-appropriate vocabulary and grammatical accuracy, as well as basic syntactical cohesion; and (7) to continue being acquainted with aspects of Chinese culture and society related to the course materials.

SYLLABUS

 

This course is the first part of a one-year Advanced Chinese course designed for students who have successfully completed Intermediate Chinese II at NYU-SH, or who have at least the equivalent knowledge of Chinese upon registration. It is designed to reinforce and further improve students’ overall communicative competence by incorporating semi-formal or formal usages. The objectives of the course are: (1) to learn to apply formal linguistic expressions in speaking and writing; (2) to acquire specialized vocabulary and patterns necessary for conducting formal discussions of socio-cultural topics; (3) to develop reading comprehension of texts with more advanced syntax; (4) to learn to make context-based guesses about the meaning of a new word and further enhance students’ ability to analyze as well as produce sentences with more complex syntactical features; (5) to learn to write expository and argumentative passages in more extended length; and (6) to learn to employ basic rhetoric devices in writing.

SYLLABUS

 

This course is the second part of a one-year Advanced Chinese course designed for students who have successfully completed Advanced Chinese I at NYU-SH, or who have the equivalent knowledge of Chinese upon registration. It is designed to reinforce and further improve students’ overall communicative competence by incorporating semi-formal or formal usages. The objectives of the course are: (1) to enhance further students’ oral and written communicative competence using formal linguistic expressions; (2) to expand further specialized vocabulary and patterns necessary for conducting formal discussions of socio-cultural topics relevant to today’s China; (3) to improve further students’ reading comprehension of texts with more advanced syntax; (4) to develop further their competence in making context-based guess about the meaning of a new word, and further enhance ability to analyze as well as produce sentences with more complex syntactical features; (5) to improve further their ability to write expository and argumentative passages in more extended length; (6) to improve their ability to effectively employ basic rhetoric devices in writing.

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HOUSING & MEALS

All enrolled students are required to live in NYU-arranged housing. Students live in shared rooms in NYU Shanghai off campus apartments. Each room is fully furnished and provides a kitchen with necessary cooking utensils. A grocery store is conveniently located nearby.

 

EXCURSIONS

Excursions are arranged by NYU Shanghai’s fully bilingual staff who are committed to helping students experience the culture of this incredible city. Fieldtrips will take students to see some of the major historical points of interest as well as the modern attractions for which the city has become known. Trips may include a morning visit to the Jade Buddha Temple, an evening at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower followed by a river cruise along the Bund, a tour of the ancient water town Qibao where you can try local culinary specialties, or a performance of traditional Chinese acrobatics. Shanghai boasts a robust subway system that allows students to explore this vast city.

 



Location

Shanghai, China
 

Program Dates

TBA, 2015
 
Arrival/check-in: TBA
Orientation: TBA
** Classes begin: TBA
Classes end: TBA
Check-out/departure: TBA
 
** Classes will meet Monday through Friday beginning at 9am and will include afternoon assignments, language labs, and trips.
 

Subjects

TBA
 

Level

Undergraduate
 

Eligibility

Enrollment is open to undergraduates from all NYU schools/colleges and students currently attending other US accredited schools.
 

Application Deadlines

The application process is now closed.

 

Courses offered for summer 2015 will be posted in early 2015.


CONTACT INFO

NYU Global Programs
110 East 14th Street,
LOWER LEVEL
New York, NY 10003
t: 212-998-4433
f: 212-995-4103
summer.in.shanghai@nyu.edu


COSTS

4 points. Each student may enroll in one 4 credit class. 

* Undergraduate Tuition: TBA

* Required International Health Insurance: TBA for 6 weeks of coverage during the program.

* Registration and Services fee:
TBA  for students registered at NYU for spring 2015
TBA for students not registered at NYU for spring 2015

* Housing (estimated): TBA shared rooms in close proximity to the campus.

PLEASE NOTE: All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-arranged housing. Students are billed a standard housing rate prior to arrival in Shanghai. Housing charges may be adjusted at the end of the program based on actual housing assignments, which may result in an additional charge or credit issued at the conclusion of the program.

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