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Module Code: CLT021
Module Title: Intensive Chinese Stage 1 and 2
Module Level: Level 0
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1/SEM2
Originating Department: Modern Languages Center
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to help students with no prior Chinese knowledge to establish a solid foundation in their Chinese study, bringing their Chinese language proficiency to a level equivalent to CEFR A2.

All the Chinese 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 B2, though students with some initial knowledge would be at C1.
Learning outcomes 
A. Be capable of understanding enough provided Chinese which is clearly and slowly articulated and expressing simple opinions or requirements orally in a familiar context such as making arrangement for daily activities, seeking help, talking about weather, holidays and hometown, also be able to use some basic time markers.

B. Be able to read and understand frequently used expressions, sentences and straightforward moderate-length texts within a known area.

C. Can write in simple terms about aspects of their backgrounds, living environment and personal needs.

Method of teaching and learning 
Communicative language teaching involves a high level of interaction between teacher and students. Teaching and assessment will revolve around the setting and completion of specified language tasks.

This module includes 2*4 hours seminars per week. Students will have 8 hours per week of integrated skills class, covering reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The lecture, which is a large group practice and review session, will be designed to support student learning in and after class.
You will learn elementary Chinese language and culture and become fluent in daily communication through a series of structured lessons:

Establish a solid foundation in pronunciation and the basic knowledge of Chinese characters.

Understand stroke order in writing characters; learn the basic radicals in characters.

Master some words and expression for daily communication.

The topic covers greeting and introduction, time and position, daily necessities and activities of daily life.

Use basic Chinese words and expressions to seek for help, to illustrate and descript and to compare things in your daily life.

Communicate basic needs in a Mandarin Chinese-speaking environment.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13   104        183  300 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam Exam 55.00
2 Speaking Cw 15.00
3 Writing Cw 15.00
4 Quiz 15.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/7/2019 7:02:02 PM