Advanced Chinese 2022-23
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 1
As per the aims stated, this course is designed to further develop students’ skills in Mandarin Chinese. This course is still very much practice-based, focusing on listening and speaking, with a balance between communicative activities, structure practice, grammar and reading.
Consolidate the essential structures of Chinese and develop both vocabulary and range of language structures.
Further develop active and passive language skills, including comprehension skills in listening, productive skills in speaking, reading, and writing in simplified Chinese.
Deepen students’ understanding of the customs, culture, history and society of China and develop students’ awareness of the general social and cultural background of Chinese-speaking countries and regions.
Foundation Year students will be asked to complete two assessments.
By the end of this course students will reach level HSK3.
Only Foundation Year students will be submitting two tasks in order to be assessed.
-Threshold -40-49%: For the award of credit, students should demonstrate a satisfactory comprehension of the various thematic grammatical and lexical areas studies, and an ability to implement them at a basic level.
-Good -50-69%: For the award of higher grades, students should demonstrate a solid comprehension for the various thematic, grammatical and lexical areas studies, and an ability to comprehend and produce the language confidently.
-Excellent -70+%: For the award of the highest grade, students should demonstrate a detailed comprehension of the various thematic, grammatical and lexical areas studied and should demonstrate that considerable independent work has been done with a view to reaching an advanced knowledge of the language.
- Communicate effectively and fluently, both orally and in writing, for social and professional purposes, and produce clear written text on some subjects.
- Demonstrate competence in the use of advanced grammatical structures of Chinese.
- Read and comprehend a wide range of longer written texts on both concrete and abstract topics in Chinese.
Assessment task 1: one 5-min recorded video, worth 50% of the module. This task is only relevant for those students in their Foundation Year, and not applicable for students registered as auditing the module.
Assessment task 2: one written assignment, worth 50% of the module. This task is only relevant for those students in their Foundation Year, and not applicable for students registered as auditing the module.