Instructor, School of Chinese
Supradip Das received his Master’s degree in Chinese Language and China Studies from Visva-Bharati University’s Department of Chinese Language and Culture (Cheena-Bhavana). He is currently an intern at New Delhi’s Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS). He also received one year of advanced Chinese language training from Beijing Language and Culture University China through a bilateral scholarship program sponsored by the MHRD, the Government of India, and the China Scholarship Council, the Government of the People’s Republic of China. Supradip works as a Chinese language instructor for the UMRAN Green Perspective Foundation in addition to his studies. He enjoys spending time with pets in addition to his studies.
This course aims to enhance students’ language proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, enabling them to confidently engage with longer, more complex materials and tasks. The curriculum follows the Common Language Framework, providing a structured approach to language learning.
ASSESSMENT & GRADING SYSTEM
Throughout the course, there will be regular formative assessments that align with the language and skills covered. These assessments will provide ongoing feedback to students, helping them track their progress and identify areas for improvement. At the end of the course, there will be a summative test that covers all aspects of the curriculum.
The assessments will cover the following areas:
- Listening: ability to understand straightforward questions and core information, ability to follow conversations when the speaker speaks slowly and clearly, and readiness to ask for repetition when needed.
- Reading: ability to comprehend the content of accessible texts, such as labels, posters, catalogues, ads, menus, job offers, and schedules, as well as ability to infer the meaning of unfamiliar words from context.
- Speaking: ability to answer questions about oneself, and to discuss topics such as family, place of residence, and food using simple sentences.
- Writing: ability to write a short message.
Grades will be determined based on student performance in these areas, with a focus on assessing the application of language skills in practical contexts.
The program consists of two days of language classes per week and one biweekly cultural program. To receive a certificate, students must meet the attendance criteria. Students who have missed more than four classes or more than two cultural programs will not be eligible for the certificate.
ASSESSMENT & GRADING SYSTEM
Each semester has a duration of 12-13 weeks or three months.
|Two Quizzes & Assign||10%||5th Week & 13th Week|
|Midterm Exam||30%||Between 6th and 7th Week|
|Final Exam||40%||12th/13th Week|
|Assignments||10%||5th Week & 13th Week|
|Class Attendance & Participation||30%||5th Week & 13th Week|
A certificate is issued upon completion of the course requirements, which include attending at least 90% of the contact hours and passing the final exam. The certificate indicates the course title, volume or number of academic hours, and the time of the course.
Date of approval of the curriculum: March 25, 2023