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Course Details in 2020/21 Session

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Module Title LC Mandarin Chinese Language beginners II
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 26165
Module Lead Xiaolong Tang
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites LC Mandarin Chinese Language beginners I - (09 26164)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Seminar-10 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-60 hours
Guided independent study-120 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module aims at near-beginners, and builds upon the knowledge acquired from Mandarin Chinese Language Beginners I by further developing and consolidating the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. As grammar rules become more complex, every new structure will be dealt with in depth while some time spent revising and consolidating past knowledge. Structured language will be taught in the context of situations and personalised topics. Simulation materials will be drawn from re-edited authentic sources and will be used to improve and to provide stimulus for the development of both productive skills (speaking and writing) and receptive skills (reading and listening). The use of pinyin will be gradually reduced. More Aspects of modern Chinese society and culture will be introduced. Students will be given opportunities to work in a group as well as individually. Teaching is through practical language classes involving both whole-group and small group / pair-work activities with emphasis on communicative settings, use of visual aids and audio/video materials from the internet where appropriate. The course will also aim to equip students with the ability to access the language autonomously.  
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Understand and be understood using basic expressions and conversations in Chinese in a good variety of daily situations.
  • Write short self-introduction, memos, and letters in simplified Chinese characters.
  • Extract relevant information from written texts and provide answers to pre-set questions in Chinese characters.
  • Understand and respond appropriately to aural sources in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the components of Chinese grammar and apply them appropriately
Assessment 26165-01 : Class Test : Class Test (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:

One 4-5 minutes' recorded presentation including answering to recorded questions (60%);
One 300-400 characters presentation essay (40%).
Re-submission of failed component
Reading List