Singapore University of Social Sciences

Chinese Writing

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Schemes: To be confirmed

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: To be confirmed


The course is designed to promote a confident grasp of Chinese language through strengthening the students' writing skills. This course introduces the key rhetorical modes of Chinese essay writing, namely, descriptive, narrative, persuasive and expository. It gives students an opportunity to practice and explore writing skills of major text types in Chinese, including literary writing, writing for media, legislation, business and finance, academic writing and workplace writing. Students will be introduced to re-drafting and editing-culminating skills. The relation between writing and diverse culture that produces it will be covered. This course lays strong foundation for the students to pursue further study in translation.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester


  • The Basics of Essay Writing
  • Rhetorical Modes in Essay Writing
  • Literary Writing
  • Argumentative Writing and Writing for Science and Technology
  • Writing for Media
  • Writing for Other Special Purposes

Learning Outcome

  • Recall basic characteristics of various types of Chinese literary works and real-life documents (B1)
  • Define cultural and social implication on language (B1)
  • Recognize the rhetoric styles and the corresponding writing skills used in the advanced Chinese texts (B2)
  • Describe strategies of improving, editing and finalizing the Chinese writings and discuss the relation between effective writing and cultural implication (B2)
  • Develop awareness of genre through reading and writing different types of Chinese texts (B3)
  • Expand the knowledge and skills acquired to composing different types of Chinese texts, namely narrative, descriptive, expository and persuasive, in a highly effective way (B2)
  • Show competence in writing for professional and academic work (B3)
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