Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module will develop students' Chinese language communication skills, enabling them to speak, listen, read, and write in carrying out simple and routine tasks they are likely to encounter in socialising, living, studying or travelling in Chinese. Functions and topics such as giving descriptions of events and places, talking about impressions, presenting and receiving gifts, making social arrangements will be covered. Students will also become familiar with some aspects of cultural specific behaviour.
It aims to develop the Chinese language skills acquired in Chinese 2.
Intended Learning Outcomes
carry out simple tasks requiring an exchange of information on familiar topics: 1understand phrases and vocabulary of the highest frequency related to areas of immediate personal relevance: 1,2use a series of phrases and sentences to describe their immediate environment: 1,2write a simple personal letter using basic scripts: 2recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of cultural traditions: 1read short, simple texts written in basic scripts: 1,2
20 hours of synchronous and asynchronous class time 100 hours class preparation and revision and private study22 hours revision for and completion of written exam 8 hours preparation for and attendance at spoken interaction exam
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: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Spoken interaction assessmentA 5-6 minute spoken interaction assessment to test speaking (productive) and listening (receptive) skills. Task may include role play, presentation, question and answer, description and similar. If assessments are organised in pairs or groups individual marks will be awarded to each student and the total time allowed will be 5-6 minutes per student.2: Exam weighted 50%
1 hour reading/writing examExamination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.