Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
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: 1,3Understand and extract key information from short, simple words and sentences written in Chinese characters.: 1,2Interact in very simple, familiar situations, asking and answering simple questions in areas of immediate need, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly: 3Write simple words, phrases and sentences providing personal information in Chinese.: 1,2Understand and use simple grammatical structures and rules and develop language learning strategies: 1,2,3Recognise and act upon very basic cultural differences as encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of common traditions in China: 1,2,3
22 hours of contact time in class.40 hours assessment preparation and completion.88 hours guided independent study.
Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment formStudents are only permitted to take one Chinese language module per semester.
1: Online Tasks weighted 30%
Description of Module Assessment
Online TasksStudents 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 TestStudents 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 AssessmentA 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.