Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module will further develop the students' Chinese language communication skills, enabling them to write, speak, listen, read and carry out simple and routine tasks they are likely to encounter while socialising, living, studying or travelling in China. Functions and topics such as describing locations and asking for, and giving directions, talking about types of transport and writing about travel plans, asking and answering questions about sports and describing their recreational activities, talking about preferences for holiday plans and responding to an online chat message. 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.