Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Students are only permitted to take one Chinese language module per semester.
This module will further develop students language communication skills In Mandarin Chinese, enabling them to conduct routine tasks they are likely to encounter in socialising, living, studying, travelling or working in China. Functions and topics will include: expressing and understanding of feelings and emotions expressed orally and in personal letters, explaining reasons and giving excuses in a more sensitive or complex manner, expressing opinions, offering advice, giving details of future plans and projections and making guesses. Some feature film clips set in a variety of social and work situations will be analysed in teaching sessions. There will also be reading and writing work to build students' confidence in handling mixture of various Chinese characters. Students will also become fluent with a range of social contexts and culturally specific behaviour.
It aims to further develop students' Chinese language communication skills already acquired up to Chinese 6 or equivalent. By placing the focus of study on language structure and functional, cultural knowledge, the module aims to foster learners' ability to communicate in the Chinese language at a higher level.
Intended Learning Outcomes
understand the main point of some radio or TV programmes on topics of personal or professional interest. will be achieved by assessments: 1,4enter unprepared into conversation on topics such as travel and events. will be achieved by assessments: 3understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters written in fluent Chinese charaters. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. will be achieved by assessments: 2,3write personal letters describing experiences and impressions. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2understand and apply the general rules for using deferential, neutral and humble registers appropriate for specific situation. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3,4develop and reflect upon strategies for successful language learning. will be achieved by assessments: 1recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in common situations and demonstrate knowledge of customs and modes of behaviour in Chinese society. will be achieved by assessments: 3
22 hours Contact time44 hours preparation of course based work tasks (KLE and other exercises)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. Students will also be required to complete a reflective study diary.2: Unseen Exam weighted 40%
1- hour Written Examination3: Oral Exam weighted 20%
Oral examA short oral exam including tasks such as question and answer, role play and/or presentation.4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30-minute listening exam