Module Catalogues

Chinese Language Stage 11 and 12

Module Title Chinese Language Stage 11 and 12
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 10.00

Aims and Fit of Module

The module is intended for students who have previous knowledge of the Chinese language (B2 or equivalent) and it will progress in their Chinese proficiency to a level of equivalent to CEFR B2+.
All the Chinese language modules have been developed taking into account the QAA benchmark statements for a full or minor component in a language. QAA benchmark statements relate to the language component comprising at least one-third of the study total, resulting in students at the end of the relevant degree programme being at level C1. These Chinese modules make up less than one third of study and so the realistic minimum that would be achieved for a student starting at a beginner level in year 1 is CEFR B1+, though students with some initial knowledge would be at B2+.

Learning outcomes

A. Demonstrate understanding of the main points and specific details of complex speech on concrete and abstract topics within a field of interest
B. Demonstrate clear understanding of the main points and specific details of complex texts in different writing styles within a field of interest
C. Address a topical issue in a critical manner with supporting details in the context of either an oral presentation or a discussion
D. Write clear, well-structured texts with appropriate highlighting of significant points and relevant supporting details
E. Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of Chinese cultures and societies

Method of teaching and learning

This module places emphasis on a task-based teaching philosophy, with tasks provided throughout the teaching process. It advocates promoting their verbal and written ability for professional purpose.
All the topics are from authentic materials and a variety of media and genres in contemporary China including some chapters from academic books, prose, and documentary literature.
Reading, discussion, presentation and writing will be organized to build up students’ Knowledge and skills to analyze and writing Chinese essays for argument, exposition, academic papers.
All the seminars and lectures are delivered in Chinese. The lecture, which is a large group practice and review session, will be designed to support student learning in and after class.