Chinese Intermediate One (FLC2230)
|Staff||Ms Ying Wang - Convenor|
|Pre-requisites||Completion of FLC1130 or equivalent|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;|
Module aimsThe module is appropriate for students who either already have or may quickly regain a level of proficiency in Mandarin Chinese broadly equivalent to that of GCSE Grade A-B (or equivalent). This module is between A2 Basic User and B1 Independent User of the Common European Framework and aims to:
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Demonstrate competence in the use of basic grammatical structures of the target language
- 2. Read and comprehend straightforward written and aural texts on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, study, leisure etc in the target language
- 3. Communicate effectively on a broad range of general topics which are familiar or of personal interest, both orally and in writing, and produce short descriptive and narrative texts, formal and informal letters.
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 4. Understand the principles of learning a foreign language intensively and organise his/her learning with guidance from the tutor.
- 5. Use available learning aids in a variety of media, such as a reference grammar and bilingual dictionary, to consolidate his/her learning
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 6. Make a presentation on a topic pertinent to everyday occurrences in his/her field and hold a conversation in the target language which may involve expressing opinions and making value judgement
- 7. Make progress through developing skills of self-study and application and develop an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign culture
The module provides a systematic approach to acquiring essential grammar structures in a communicative context and in accordance with the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It covers the following grammar / topics: Main Grammar Affirmative and negative sentences with special question words, Use of" hao" at the end of a sentence, Description of locations, Chinese geography, Ways to express certainty & uncertainty, Noun clauses signalled by "de", More complicated patterns, On "ba" sentence,What (shenme ) as an indefinite pronoun, "Hao"( good) as adverb, Chinese zodiac, Format and contents of a traditional Chinese New Year card, End of sentence "Le", Past and present continuous tenses: "zheng zai", Topic comment, Use of "dan shi"(but), Buguo, (however),que (whereas),etc. Complicated sentence structure:Bu dan...er qie , Bu jin ...er qie, Bu jin ...hai,( not only ...but also) Main Topics Chinese language and Chinese culture, Travelling in China, Health, exercises and traditional Chinese medicine, Get-together and food, Chinese food and Western food Tradition and customs of Chinese festivals, Interests and hobbies, Likes and dislikes Chinese education, Chinese and British universities
The module provides a systematic approach to acquiring essential grammar structures in a communicative context. Teaching methods are based on interactive language development tasks, such as pair / group work and role playing, and include the study of short texts, oral development work and listening comprehension exercises. Learning activities are supported by various media, including audio, video / DVD, and, where appropriate, computer software. The module is taught as far as possible in the target language.
You will be expected to spend time studying outside the class (between 3-5 hours per week) and we provide guidance, facilities and materials to help you develop your expertise as an independent language learner. For this module, you will be asked to consolidate your class work by learning vocabulary and structures, and by reading, watching or listening to material in Mandarin Chinese. You will also be expected to complete the exercise book/workbook on a self-study basis, prepare exercises and activities for the class, to write short assignments and generally acquire a repertoire of effective language learning strategies. You will receive regular feedback on your progress from class activities, homework assignments and coursework items. You will also receive formal feedback on the In-Class Test, including suggestions for what and how to improve and identifying your own strategies for improvement.
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||66||Language classes|
|Guided independent study||234||Consolidate class work by learning vocabulary and structures, and by reading, watching or listening to material in Chinese. Prepare exercises and activities for class, write short assignments and generally begin to acquire a repertoire of effective language learning strategies. Learning activities are supported by various media, including audio, video / DVD, and, where appropriate, computer software.|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|6 formative tasks per year (grammar and vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehension)||Variable||all||Written and oral|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|In class test||20||1.5 hours||1-5, 7||Written Feedback Sheet with opportunity for individual follow-up with tutor/s.|
|Oral test||25||10-12 minutes||1-3, 6-7||Written Feedback Sheet|
|Written Examination||40||1.5 hours||all||Written Feedback (upon request)|
|Listening test||15||45 Minutes||all||Written Feedback Sheet with opportunity for individual follow-up with tutor/s.|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|In class test, Written examination, In-Class Listening||Written exam||1 - 6, 7||Referral/deferral period|
|Oral test||Oral test||2, 4, 5, 7||Referral/deferral period|
Oral Test = 25%, Written Examination = 75%
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Main course books:
- New Practical Chinese Reader, Vol. 2 (2nd Ed.): Textbook (with MP3 CD) (English and Chinese Edition) by Liu Xun (2011)
- New Practical Chinese Reader, Vol. 2 (2nd Ed): Workbook (with MP3 CD) (English and Chinese Edition) by Liu Xun (2011)
- Kan Qian, Colloquial Chinese, The next step in language learning, Routledge ( 2007)
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