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Module Title LI Mandarin Chinese Language Intermediate II
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 26169
Module Lead Xiaolong Tang
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
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 upper-intermediate learners and will further consolidate, develop, and extend listening, speaking, reading and writing skills acquired at the previous course. More complex structures of Chinese will be taught and students are expected to cope with a variety of less predictable real-life situations and a large amount of Chinese characters/words will also be taught throughout the course. Some intensive briefings will be conducted to help students with the China Year Abroad preparation. 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 (i.e. 把 and 被 structures).
  • Speak confidently on personalized topics in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Understand the map in Mandarin Chinese, and talk about directions and places on the map.
  • Read and show understanding of more complex semi-authentic texts in Chinese simplified characters.
  • demonstrate progress in the acquisition of Chinese simplified characters used in reading and writing tasks and present the written pieces in increasing length and complexity.
Assessment 26169-01 : Oral-Aural Exercise : Coursework (40%)
26169-02 : 48hr Take Home Paper : Exam (School Arranged) - Written Unseen (60%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
One 2-hour written exam (60%)
One 20-minute aural and oral assessment (40%).

Re-submission of failed assessment.

Alternative assessment if on campus activity is restricted: Proctored exams will be converted to take home papers (60%);
If live oral assessments are planned, then the alternative will either be recorded presentations or conducted via Zoom/Skype (40%)
Other 26168 Mandarin Chinese Language Intermediate I or equivalent
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