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Module Code: CLT031
Module Title: Practical Chinese for Everyday Life 1
Module Level: Level 0
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Modern Languages Center
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to help students with no prior Chinese knowledge to establish a foundation in their Chinese study so that they will be able to meet the basic requirements for daily social communication. This module will mainly focus on the training of listening and speaking skills, and will help to bring these skills to a level equivalent to CEFR A1. There will also be a focus on helping students to read some Chinese characters that they will regularly encounter in daily life. This module is available to all exchange students.
Learning outcomes 
A Demonstrate understanding of simple words and phrases when spoken in the target language

B Demonstrate recognition of familiar names, words, phrases and simple sentences in text format in the target language

C Use the target language to deliver personal information and interact orally in a simple way

Method of teaching and learning 

This module takes a communicative approach to language teaching, and 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*2 hours seminars plus 1 hour lecture per week. Students will have 4 hours per week of integrated skills class, covering listening and speaking skills, as well as some reading skills and the Pinyin Romanization system. The lecture, which is a large group practice and review session, will be designed to support student learning in and after class.

The syllabus will mainly focus on developing students’ listening and speaking skills, while also giving limited focus to reading skills needed for daily life in China (e.g. reading signs and commonly encountered menu items).

Topics covered may include:

• Self-introductions

• Asking for help

• Asking directions

• Chinese money

• Using public transport

• Ordering taxis

• Going shopping

• Eating out at restaurants

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13  52        85  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Integrated Exam 50.00
2 Speaking Coursework 50.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/7/2019 7:17:39 PM