Chinese Intermediate Two (FLC2330)
|Staff||Ms Ying Wang - Lecturer|
|Pre-requisites||Completion of FLC2215/2230 or equivalent|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;|
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:
Consolidate the essential structures of the target language, developing both vocabulary and range of language structures thus equipping students with the linguistic tools to enable them to communicate effectively in a variety of social situations
Further develop active and passive language skills, including comprehension skills in listening, productive skills in speaking, reading and writing
Deepen students' understanding and appreciation of the customs, culture and society of the regions/countries in which the languages are spoken and to develop student awareness of the general social and cultural background of the language
Chinese Intermediate Two can be taken towards achieving ‘with proficiency in Chinese”, see http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/flc/undergraduate/proficiency/
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.
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:
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.
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 Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning & 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 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.|
|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||Writeen 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.|
|In-Class Listening Task||15||45 Minutes||all||Written Feedback Sheet with opportunity for individual follow-up with tutor/s.|
|Oral Test||25||10-12 minutes||1,3-7||Written Feedback Sheet|
|Written Examination||40||1.5 Hours||all||Written Feedback (upon request)|
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, Listening Test, Written Exam||See written exam||all||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 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
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