CHI-90005 - Chinese 5
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 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Chinese 4 or equivalent

Barred Combinations

Description for 2022/23

This module will further develop students communication skills in Mandarin Chinese, enabling them to write, speak, listen, read, and carry out tasks they are likely to encounter while socialising, living, studying, travelling or working in China. Topics and functions covered in this module will include: hotel accommodation, check-in and room facilities, museums, history and cultural relics, eating out, food and drinks, Chinese dishes, shopping for souvenirs, sending a package by post.
This 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: 1
enter into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life: 1
describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, by connecting phrases in a simple way: 1,2
write medium-level connected Chinese text on familiar topics: 2
demonstrate an understanding of socio-linguistic codes including register difference: 1,2
understand Chinese texts that consist mainly of high-frequency everyday language: 1,2

Study hours

20 hours of synchronous and asynchronous class time
100 hours class preparation and revision and private study
22 hours revision for and completion of written exam
8 hours preparation for and attendance at spoken interaction exam

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: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Spoken interaction assessment
A 6-7 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 exam
Examination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.