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Module Code: CLT901
Module Title: Chinese Language ALA Stage 1
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 0.00
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 solid foundation in their Chinese study, bringing their Chinese language proficiency to a level equivalent to CEFR A1.
Learning outcomes 
A Be able to demonstrate understanding of simple words and phrases when spoken in the target language

B Be able to demonstrate recognition of familiar names, words, phrases and simple sentences in text format in the target language

C Be able to use the target language to deliver personal information and interact orally in a simple way

D Be able to use the target language to write about themselves and where they live, using short, simple phrases

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 4 seminar hours for 12 weeks, plus 2 hours induction in week 1. Students will have 50 hours of self-study to support their learnings.
In order to submit their coursework tasks, the students must attend at least 8 weeks of seminars hours out of the 12 total weeks.
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 2  48        50  100 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Speaking Coursework 60.00
2 Writing Coursework 40.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/7/2019 8:08:12 PM