CHI-90003 - Chinese 3
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 2 or equivalent (e.g. CEFR A1.1)

Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

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, and making social arrangements will be covered.
Students will also become familiar with some aspects of cultural specific behaviour.

This module aims to develop and consolidate Chinese language skills acquired in Chinese 2, as well as an understanding of Chinese life and culture.
To develop and reflect upon strategies for successful language learning.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Recognise and understand familiar words, and basic sentences related to areas of immediate relevance (e.g. personal information) when people speak slowly and clearly: 1,3
Read and extract key information from short, simple sentences and texts written in Chinese characters, and translate them to English: 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 sentences and texts providing personal information in Chinese: 1,2
Understand and use simple grammatical structures and rules and compare them to English: 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 8-12 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.