Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Students are only permitted to take one Chinese language module per semester.Students can only take one absolute beginners module (90001) in any one academic year.This module cannot be taken as a level 3 module.
This course is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Chinese. It will develop basic communication skills in Chinese in everyday situations such as meeting someone for the first time, talking about daily routine, family, shopping and telephone conversations. The module aims to provide students with the very basics of spoken Mandarin and with recognition skills of written Chinese characters. Students will also be introduced to some aspects of Chinese culture.Please note that if you are a Chinese National or have any experience of Chinese (Mandarin or otherwise) you cannot enrol for this module.
This module is designed for those with no prior knowledge of Chinese. It aims to equip learners with basic oral and written communication skills in Chinese.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Use simple phrases and sentences to describe themselves and people they know. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3Understand familiar words, basic phrases and sentences concerning themselves and their family and friends when people speak slowly and clearly. will be achieved by assessments: 3,4Read and write simple words and phrases in Chinese characters will be achieved by assessments: 1,2Ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need. will be achieved by assessments: 3,4recognize and act upon basic cultural differences as encountered in everyday situations will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3develop and reflect upon strategies for successful language learning will be achieved by assessments: 1
22 hours contact time44 hours completion of course work tasks54 hours class revision and private study22 hours revision for and completion of written exam and listening exam8 hours preparation for and attendance at oral exam
1: Coursework weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
Coursework portfolio documenting students' progressThe coursework portfolio will comprise of formative and summative assessments completed during the course such as vocabulary exercises, written-up role-play dialogues, KLE tasks, listening and reading comprehension exercises, very simple translations, written-up self-directed learning tasks and class participation. Students will also be required to complete a reflective study diary.2: Unseen Exam weighted 40%
1-hour unseen examinationExamination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.3: Oral Exam weighted 20%
Oral testA short oral exam including tasks such as question and answer and role play.4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30-45 minute Listening tasksListening comprehension tasks