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Module Title LI Mandarin Chinese Language Intermediate I
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 26168
Module Lead Xiaolong Tang
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Co-requisites LI Mandarin Chinese Language Intermediate II - (09 26169)
Restrictions See BAML programme specifications for prohibited language combinations.
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Seminar-10 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-60 hours
Guided independent study-120 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This course aims at the lower-intermediate learners and will consolidate, develop, and extend listening, speaking, reading and writing skills acquired at the previous course. As grammar rules become more complex, every new structure will be dealt with in depth while some time will be spent revising and consolidating past knowledge. Structured language will be taught in the context of situations and personalized topics. Semi-authentic materials will be used to improve and to provide stimulus for the development of both productive (speaking and writing) and receptive skills (reading and listening). Students will be encouraged to read character-based scripts and use more Chinese characters in writing. Students will practise spoken Chinese, and receive formative feedback, as they build up to the oral exam at the end of the year (formally assessed as part of Intermediate II).

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:
  • demonstrate an understanding and use of grammatical structures and a good range of vocabulary
  • Articulate in formal and informal written texts in characters and show the appropriate use of the grammatical structures covered in the module.
  • read and show understanding of selected semi-authentic texts in Chinese simplified characters.
  • Listen to and understand Mandarin Chinese taken from semi-authentic sources.
  • demonstrate progress in the acquisition of Chinese simplified characters used in reading and writing tasks.
Assessment 26168-04 : 1hr 50 min Assessment, listening, grammar, reading : Exam (School Arranged) - Written Unseen (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
One 1 hour and 50 minutes’ written assessment comprising listening, grammar, reading and writing (100%)
Reassessment:Re-submission of failed assessment.

Alternative assessment if on campus activity is restricted: Proctored exams will be converted to take home papers (100%)
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