Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module aims to develop the Chinese language skills acquired up to Chinese 4. It 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 China. After successful completion of the module students should be able to carry out simple tasks requiring an exchange of information on familiar topics in reading short, simple texts written in Chinese characters, understanding phrases and vocabularies related to areas of immediate personal relevance, use a series of phrases and sentences to describe their environment in daily routines, weather and seasons and clothes to wear. Ask for and give directions and suggestions to a place. Write a simple passage about Chinese festivals using basic Chinese characters. Recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of cultural traditions in Chinese New Year.
It aims to further develop students' Chinese language skills acquired up to Chinese 3.
Intended Learning Outcomes
find specific, predictable information in everyday material such as advertisements, menus and timetables written mainly in basic scripts: 2catch the main points in short, clear simple messages and announcements: 1,2describe in simple terms their background related to work or study: 1,2recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of different socio-linguistic registers: 2handle short social exchanges: 1
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/writingExamination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.