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;|
Module aimsThe 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.
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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Chinese Intermediate Two