Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
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Available as a Free Standing Elective
Students are only permitted to take one Chinese language module per semester
This module will further develop students communication skills in Mandarin Chinese, enabling them to speak, listen, read, and write in carrying out tasks they are likely to encounter in socialising, living, studying, travelling or working in China. Topics and functions covered in the module will include: making comparisons, discussing Chinese cities, regions, countryside and types of accommodation, holiday options, talking about choices and decisions, quoting reported speech. The students will have the awareness of the appropriate use of familiar register and will be able to switch familiar and normal polite as and when it is necessary. The module will build up students' competence of writing in Chinese characters and will also equip them with an understanding of contemporary Chinese culture and society.
This course aims to consolidate students' existing language skills and further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, which are the core components in developing learners¿ communicative competence in Mandarin Chinese.
Intended Learning Outcomes
understand main points of clear standard speech in Mandarin Chinese on familiar matters and focus on four key speech patterns or set constructions will be achieved by assessments: 1,4understand Chinese texts that consist mainly of high-frequency everyday language. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2enter into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life. will be achieved by assessments: 3describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, by connecting phrases in a simple way. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3write medium-level connected Chinese text on familiar topics. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2demonstrate an understanding of socio-linguistic codes including register difference. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3,4develop and reflect upon strategies for successful language learning will be achieved by assessments: 1
22 hours contact time44 hours completion of course work tasks 54 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 documenting student's progressThe course work will comprise of tasks such as vocabulary exercises, written-up role-play dialogues, KLE tasks, listening and reading comprehension exercises, grammar exercises, very simple translations, written-up self directed learning tasks and class participation. Writing practice will focus on accuracy, the range of vocabulary, the quality of language and content. Students will also be required to complete a reflective study diary in English.2: Unseen Exam weighted 40%
1-hour written 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 examA short oral exam including tasks such as question and answer ,role play or presentation4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30-minute listening tasksA 30-minute listening comprehension exam based on authentic material.