Are you entering an English-language Bachelor's or Master's program and want to quickly take your academic English skills up to an appropriate starting level? This three-week intensive course gives you the fast-paced, intensive boost you need to write and present in English in an academic context. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have: Increased confidence in presenting and speaking in English. Improved academic writing skills, including grammar and style. Increased knowledge and active use of academic vocabulary. During this three-week intensive course, you will be prepared for academic use of English (listening, reading, and most notably writing and speaking). Attention will be paid to grammatical accuracy and complexity. The writing part also deals with the construction of paragraphs, different text structures, proper referencing of sources, and argumentation. You have to write an individual paper (or research report) on a topic of your choice. The target level of this course is B2+ for the lower group or C1 for the higher group. For whom: This course is for students with a level of B2- or higher. During the first lesson, a placement test will be done to determine your starting level. Based on this test, you will be divided into 2 groups at different levels.
The classic experience delivers a month-long language course accompanied by a rich bundle of activities, diving deep into the heart of Shanghai. The program is set in a way that it represents an optimal balance between language learning, experiencing Chinese culture and exploring Shanghai at a comfortable pace. This intensive program is meant for those who want to have a summer they will never forget, but only have two weeks to spare. The intensive two-weeks move along the same dizzying beat as the city, filling each day to the last second, but never compromising on the experience. Program of the summer school includes: Accommodation in a twin-bed room (shared with one other person from the same gender) in the International Student Dormitory of Donghua University. Each room is equipped with a fridge, a private bathroom, and air-conditioning. Each floor also has its own kitchenette and laundry room. An intensive 67-hour Chinese language course taught by experienced teachers at the renowned Donghua University. Cultural workshops: Making Chinese Dumplings, Tai Chi, Calligraphy, Tea Ceremony Experience 2 business lectures provided by X-node start-up accelerator Day trip to Zhujiajio Water Town and visit of Kunqu Opera Night cruise on the Huangpu River Shanghai Tower Visit, world's 2nd tallest building Night cycling through Shanghai
This course, East Asian Art History, is a thematic introduction to the major artistic and cultural trends of East Asia, with a focus on the history of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese art. We will study major developments and issues in the art of each culture, discussing mutual influences and cross-cultural artistic flows, as well as the many cultural and artistic differences between cultures in the region. Major monuments of East Asian art will serve as our primary evidence. We will focus on how to look at works of art and architecture in an art historically-informed way, how to articulate what our visual responses might mean, and how to begin answering some of the questions our observations of the objects may raise. Our goal is to enable you to better appreciate, analyze, evaluate, and interpret works of art, both those that seem familiar at first glance and those that do not. In addition to becoming familiar with major works of art in weekly slide lectures, you will be expected to develop, through weekly readings and discussion, an understanding of the various approaches major scholars in the field of art history and East Asian studies have developed to examine them. You will be expected to evaluate and try out some of these methods in your own research, written work and class discussion. The course will be divided into three discrete sections that focus respectively on China, Korean, and Japan. Although these three regions engaged in extensive cultural interchanges during the period of time covered by this course, each also developed its own artistic styles and forms. Discussions of these cross-cultural interactions will be a constant subtheme, especially as our shared understanding grows over the course. Whether the aims of their creators were philosophical, spiritual, political, social, economic, or purely aesthetic, we will seek to better understand them, as well as the context in which they were acquired and cherished, the uses to which these monuments may have been put, and the grounds for both their original and subsequent appreciation. Thus, the goals of this course include developing visual and historical tools you can use outside the confines of this class to explore art and visual culture.
Which companies are committing fraud? Which scientific hypothesis is correct? Do movie critics differ from regular consumers in their ratings? Whether it’s a fun or serious question, each of these questions require data to answer them. In this course, you will learn the two vital skills for using data to answer questions of interest: 1) data manipulation and 2) data analysis. Through interactive workshop-sessions, you will learn how to manipulate datasets in order to produce informative analyses and insightful data visualizations. In this dynamic two-week course, you will discover the importance of data analysis in multiple disciplines. You will learn how to use data to answer a wide range of interesting questions, using the popular programming language called R. From gathering data to creating appealing and insightful data visualizations, you will master the basics of truly understanding data. By completing this course, you will: Acquire an understanding of the role of data in answering research questions, both in academics and in the industry; Gain a basic understanding of the statistical programming language R, using RStudio; Learn how to manipulate data (e.g., renaming variables, removing cases, combining datasets); Learn how to create beautiful and insightful data visualizations that are relevant for answering the research question; Learn how to conduct statistical analyses (e.g., descriptives, correlations, regression); Learn how to write a report that answers a research question using the data.