Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Students are only permitted to take one Chinese language module per semester.This module cannot be taken as a level 3 module.
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, students will be able to conduct simple short conversations about their daily life, leisure time activities, eating and drinking, home environment and public transport. They 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.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Write short, simple passages about themselves or own activities will be achieved by assessments: 1,2Read simple sentences will be achieved by assessments: 1,2Use simple phrases and sentences to describe their own immediate surroundings. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3Understand familiar words and basic phrases concerning their immediate surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly. will be achieved by assessments: 3,4Ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3,4recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of common traditions will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3develop and reflect upon strategies for successful language learning will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3,4
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%
2-hour 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 tasks