Professor Jiang teaches Chinese language at the School of International Education, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE). She has taught Chinese language at primarily the introductory and intermediate level, and also supervised the teaching quality of all Chinese language courses at TBC since the 2009. Prior to her work with TBC, Professor Jiang taught Chinese language for the Intensive Chinese language program managed by the School of International Education of UIBE, and the EU-China Managers Exchange and Training Program (METP), a five-year intergovernmental cooperation project between the EU and China in the field of international trade, and other related subjects. Professor Jiang obtained her Master degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at Beijing Language and Culture University, and her Bachelor’s degree in English at Anhui University. Professor Jiang won the title of “Excellent Teacher of the School of International Education” issued by UIBE many times.
Building on the social language and customs studied in Chinese 103, this course will expand students’ vocabulary, grammar and speech patterns on some important aspects of Chinese culture as they are integrated into daily life, including: nightlife/dating in China, renting an apartment, sports, and travel (including air travel).
Students will be able to address practical topics with deeper cultural nuance, and will also exhibit greater grammatical and sentence structure ability when describing and discussing complicated procedures and events. Grammar structures will be refined, including descriptive, potential and directional complements, approximate numbers, particle ‘zhe’, the passive voice, comparative structures, numbers over 1000, and the differences between the three particles ‘de’.
Success in your classes will depend on your commitment to regular review and practice. TBC has a language tutor program (available free of charge) and you are strongly encouraged to make regular appointments with your assigned language tutor, to review vocabulary and practice writing and reading. You should expect to spend no less than an additional 6 hours per week on revision and practice.