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Module Code: CLT205
Module Title: Chinese Language stage 5&6
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: ACYR
Originating Department: Modern Languages Center
Pre-requisites: N/A
The module is intended for students who have some previous knowledge of the Chinese language (B1- or equivalent) and it will progress in the study the Chinese language and culture. The module will broadly achieve an outcome at level B1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

• To consolidate and widen further the knowledge of the Chinese language, including grammar and lexis.

• To enhance communicative proficiency in Chinese, in both writing and oral (presentation and interaction).

• To develop further listening and reading skills.

• To broaden the knowledge of contemporary China

• To develop intercultural awareness of China and Chinese speaking cultures.

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 able to demonstrate understanding of straightforward information spoken clearly in the target language about everyday and study-related topics, identifying both general messages and specific details.

B Be able to demonstrate a confident understanding of the main points in straightforward texts in the target language on subjects of personal or professional interest.

C Be able to use the target language to give a prepared presentation, answer clear questions, and express opinions on abstract topics, such as films and music, in the context of a discussion.

D Be able to use the target language to write about a variety of familiar subjects well enough for others to follow their narrative or argument.  
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.

Students will have 4 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.

The syllabus will develop the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. The topic will cover human relations, Chinese culture, ideal jobs, etc.

This module will cover the following topics:

Chapter one: Human Relations;

Chapter two: Ideal Jobs;

Chapter three: Physical and Mental Health;

Chapter four: A Pleasant Trip;

Chapter five: Online Shopping;

Chapter six: Rational Consumption;

Chapter seven: Chinese Kungfu;

Chapter eight: Stories about Chinese Characters;

Chapter nine: Delicious Food;

Chapter ten: The Only Child;

Chapter eleven: Drama and Culture;

Chapter twelve: To Pass Love.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26   104        170  300 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Integrated Exam 30.00
2 Speaking Coursework 5.00
3 Writing Coursework 10.00
4 Integrated Exam 30.00
5 Speaking Coursework 10.00
6 Writing Coursework 15.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/7/2019 7:01:38 PM