CHI-90002 - Chinese (Mandarin) 2
Coordinator: Emily Ouyang Room: CBB1.006 Tel: +44 1782 7 33288
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Chinese 1 or equivalent

Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

This module is designed for students who have completed Chinese 1 or equivalent. It develops Chinese language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. On a more general level, it will enhance students' intercultural skills.
By successfully completing the module, you will be able to conduct simple short conversations about your daily life, leisure time activities, eating and drinking, home environment and public transport. You will be able to give or obtain information on locations of amenities, routines and schedules, and travel arrangements.
Please note that if you are a Chinese National or have any experience of Chinese (Mandarin or otherwise) you cannot enrol onto this module.

This module aims to further develop the written, oral and listening skills acquired in Chinese 1; provide them with a basic understanding of culture specific behaviour; and enable them to become efficient language learners.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Recognise and understand familiar words, basic phrases and sentences related to areas of immediate relevance (e.g. personal information) when people speak slowly and clearly: 1,3
Understand and extract key information from short, simple words and sentences written in Chinese characters.: 1,2
Interact in very simple, familiar situations, asking and answering simple questions in areas of immediate need, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly: 3
Write simple words, phrases and sentences providing personal information in Chinese.: 1,2
Understand and use simple grammatical structures and rules and develop language learning strategies: 1,2,3
Recognise and act upon very basic cultural differences as encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of common traditions in China: 1,2,3

Study hours

22 hours of contact time in class.
40 hours assessment preparation and completion.
88 hours guided independent study.

School Rules

Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment form
Students are only permitted to take one Chinese language module per semester.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Online Tasks weighted 30%
Online Tasks
Students will complete a series of online exercises to assess their reading comprehension, grammar and writing skills in the target language.

2: Class Test weighted 20%
Class Test
Students will complete an in-class test which may include writing a short text in the target language in class.

3: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Spoken Interaction Assessment
A 4-8 minute spoken interaction assessment to test speaking (productive), listening (receptive) and conversation (interaction) skills. Task may include presentation, role play, description or similar and question and answer. If assessments are organised in pairs or groups, individual marks will be awarded to each student.