Module Catalogues

Chinese Language Stage 3

Module Title Chinese Language Stage 3
Module Level Level 0
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

This module aims to extend students’ Chinese language and cultural knowledge, so that they can deal with most situations likely to arise while living and studying in China; this module will help to bring their Chinese language skills 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 able to demonstrate understanding of simple information and questions about family, people, homes, work and hobbies when spoken in the target language
B. Be able to demonstrate understanding of short, simple texts containing familiar vocabulary in the target language
C. Be able to use the target language to describe past events and future plans orally, and ask and answer simple questions
D. Be able to use the target language to write about themselves (e.g. about their family, school, jobs, or hobbies) using simple structures

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*2 hours seminars plus 1 hour lecture per week. 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.