Study Programs

Timetables for Summer Term 2019

Semester 2
Semester 4

Timetables for Winter Term 2019/20

Semester 1
Semester 3

Textbooks for Intensive Chinese I

汉语教程 第一册上-修订本 (含MP3-CD)
Hanyu Jiaocheng (Chinese Course) Textbook 1A – Revised Edition [+MP3-CD]
ISBN-10: 7561915776      ISBN-13: 978-7561915776

汉语教程 第一册下-修订本(含MP3-CD)
Hanyu Jiaocheng (Chinese Course) Textbook 1B – Revised Edition [+MP3-CD]
ISBN-10: 7561916353      ISBN-13: 978-7561916353

The total price is about 25,00 Euro. You can find them on Amazon.

Please note that there are different editions of this series of books with the same ISBN. The one with this cover is that we will be using.

In Intensive Chinese I we will finish Textbook 1A and the first 9 chapters in Textbook 1B. Please procure the first book in time for the start of the language course.

Chinese Textbook 1a Kl     Chinese Textbook 1b Kl

Preparation for Intensive Chinese I

For students who have already decided to learn Chinese and have interests to do some preview, you can start with learning Pinyin. Pinyin is the official romanization system for Standard Mandarin Chinese. It consists of three parts. The initials, the finals and the tones. Please try reading the Pinyin letters by following the CD and description of articulation on Textbook 1A.

You can also follow the Study Guidance online:

Looking forward to seeing you in the Chinese course!

Textbooks for Japanese Language Course
“Intensive Japanese I” (MA CEAS I)

Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture. A1 (The Japan Foundation) /
まるごと 日本のことばと文化 (国際交流基金):

  • Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture. Starter A1 Rikai: Coursebook for communicative language competences.
    ISBN: 978-3875487084 [price 19,20 Euro]
  • Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture. Starter A1 Katsudoo: Coursebook for communicative language activities.
    ISBN: 978-3875487077 [price 19,20 Euro]
  • Kanji book: tba

The set price for all three books is approx. 65,00 Euro.

You can order the books by sending an E-mail to (Mr. Takai) titled “Book order / Japanese”.
We need your order by September 13, 2019.*

The books can be purchased in Room LE 604 (Campus Duisburg) at the beginning of the Winter Semester 2019/20.

* In case you do not know yet if you are admitted by this date, please contact us as soon as you are admitted.

Japanese Language Team

Preparation for Japanese Language Course

The M.A. CEAS students who choose to learn Japanese can already start learning two kinds of Japanese letters (hiragana & katakana) as a preparation. You are even encouraged to do so since there is not much time to learn them so quickly once the semester starts!

As mentioned above one is called hiragana and used for function words and Japanese words. The other is called katakana and used mostly for loan words.

Here are some links to help you learning:

  1. Table of Hiragana with reading help
  2. Table of Hiragana with stroke order
  3. Table of Katakana with reading help
  4. Table of Katakana with stroke order

To practice both characters, you can use these excercise sheets: Hiragana & Katakana

Have fun!

Textbooks for “Intensive Korean I” (MA CEAS)

During the introductory phase the course will begin by using the first volume (Level 1A) of the NEW Seoul National University Series.

You will need both Student Book and Workbook

서울대 한국어 1A Student’s Book. ISBN 978-89-539-3428-3
서울대 한국어 1A Workbook. ISBN 978-89-539-3440-5

Students Book 1a  Workbook 1a

CAREFUL: Do not confuse with the older Seoul National series!

After some weeks we will begin to shift to the textbooks from the demanding but more suitable “University Korean” series of Yonsei University. On each level you will need to have four books, in Beginners 1 these are:

연세 대학한국어 어휘 문법 초급Ⅰ Yonsei Academic Korean Beginning 1.
ISBN 978-89-6850-154-8
대학 생활을 위한 한국어 말하기 초급Ⅰ Korean Speaking ... Beginning 1.
ISBN 9 78-89-6850-132-6
대학 생활을 위한 한국어 듣기 초급Ⅰ Korean Listening … Beginning 1.
ISBN 978-89-6850-133-3
대학 생활을 위한 한국어 쓰기 초급Ⅰ Korean Writing … Beginning 1.
ISBN 978-89-6850-134-0

Korean Academic  Korean Speaking  Korean Listening
  Korean Writing

Unless you can deal with Korean-language websites, these books can unfortunately only be ordered via expensive specialist Internet sites (e.g. or on request at When adding postage, the Seoul 1A Student Book und Workbook set will cost more than 60 Euros, for example.  

I therefore organise discounted group orders with the Aladin Book website in Korea which brings the purchase and postage for the SNU 1A books down to about plus/minus 40 Euros for the set. New students interested in taking part in this group order are requested to PLACE THEIR ORDER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE by mail to .
The order will be binding up to a maximum of 45 Euros per SNU 1A Student Book and Workbook set. Further orders will be organised once the course starts.

Please note: DEADLINE for this order is 21 September 2018, later orders may not be considered.

Your Korean language lecturer
Stefan Knoob

Preparation for Korean Language Course

Participants in the Korean language programme are expected to learn how to write Korean in the Hangul script before beginning the course. Note that by this we mean that they have not simply learned the single letters but also learnt and practiced how to write whole words. When doing so take note that learning the correct writing direction and stroke order sequence is essential for producing natural handwriting later on. There are lots of good online resources for this, many of which also include sound recordings to practice writing and pronounciation together. The following is a recommended selection:

How to write Hangul PDF
Indiana University Hangul Flash with Sound
Indiana University Basic Vocabulary with Sound
Learn-Hangul Dot Com
How-To-Study-Korean Dot Com (Hangul)

Enjoy learning and see you for the course!

Information Regarding Possible Stays Abroad

Please find here documents and information about a possible stay abroad in East Asia (study or internship) during your last MA semester.

First, please check this general information sheet carefully. It also contains the deadlines.

If you are sure you would like to apply for a stay abroad please use this application form.

If you have been invited to and attended the information meeting but have not yet submitted your statement of commitment, please print it out here, fill out and sign it and submit it a.s.a.p. to Ms. Melanie Kogler.

Data Protection: Your details are covered by the full set of data protection laws that are valid at the time of writing.

Information Regarding the Registration of MA Theses

Make sure to talk to Ms Kogler before registering your thesis.

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