Chinese Intermediate Two (FLC2330)

StaffMs Ying Wang - Lecturer
Credit Value30
ECTS Value15
NQF Level5
Pre-requisitesCompletion of FLC2215/2230 or equivalent
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module aims

The module is appropriate for students who have an AO or AS (grade A-B) in the foreign language, or an A level (grade C or under) or equivalent. This module is between B1 and B2 Independent User of the Common European Framework and aims to:

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Demonstrate competence in the use of an extensive range of grammatical structures of the target language
  • 2. Read and comprehend written and aural texts of a more technical nature on both concrete and abstract topics in the target language
  • 3. Communicate confidently and spontaneously in a wide range of situations including more specialised topics, both orally and in writing, and produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects in the target language

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 4. Understand the principles of learning a foreign language intensively and organise his/her learning with some 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 clear, prepared presentation on a general topic and take an active part in discussions, accounting for and sustaining their views
  • 7. Make progress through developing skills of self-study and application and develop an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign culture.

Syllabus plan

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 main topics and grammar:

Main topics

Chinese culture & customs (drink, food, festivals, wedding, public and privacy); China geography; China climate and weather; Environmental protection; Chinese art &calligraphy; Sports and leisure; Chinese generation gaps.

Main grammar: 

The sentence; sentences indicating the existence or emergence of something; the complement of state; complex conjunctives; structural particles; pivotal sentences; the rhetorical question; The construction sentences; interrogative pronouns of general denotation; comparisons.

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities 66Language classes
Guided Independent Study234Consolidate class work by learning vocabulary and structures, and by reading, watching or listening to material in Chinese. Prepare exercises and activities for class, write assignments and further develop a repertoire of effective language learning strategies. Learning activities are supported by various media, including audio, video / DVD, and, where appropriate, computer software.

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
6 formative tasks per year (grammar and vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehension)VariableallWriteen and oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
In-Class Test 201.5 Hours1-5, 7Written Feedback Sheet with opportunity for individual follow-up with tutor/s.
In-Class Listening Task1545 MinutesallWritten Feedback Sheet with opportunity for individual follow-up with tutor/s.
Oral Test 2510-12 minutes1,3-7Written Feedback Sheet
Written Examination 401.5 HoursallWritten Feedback (upon request)

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
In Class Test, Listening Test, Written ExamSee written examallReferral/deferral period
Oral testOral test2,4 5,7Referral/deferral period

Re-assessment notes

Oral Test = 25%,  Written Examination = 75%


Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Main course book:

New Practical Chinese Reader: Textbook v. 3 [Chinese] [Audio CD] by Xun Liu (Jan 2004)

Recommended materials: Dictionary: Collins Oxford English/Chinese and Chinese/English dictionary.

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Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources 

Available as distance learning?


Origin date


Last revision date

February 2016

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