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2017/18 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1902 Beginners Mandarin

20 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Zhe Yu Darling
Email: lfa@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1901Beginners Mandarin
FLTU1905Beginners Mandarin Chinese 10 credits Semester 1

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module is for students who have no previous knowledge of Mandarin. The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) while developing confidence and a degree of accuracy when using the language in a limited range of situations. The module also aims to stimulate students' interest in Chinese and deepen their knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture and some of the major cultural and linguistic differences.

Objectives

This module aims to introduce students to Mandarin and develop their ability to function at beginners' level. Students should develop a basic understanding of everyday vocabulary, understand the rules of pronunciation and have a basic grasp of the relevant grammar for that level. They should also develop an awareness of Chinese culture and be able to advise a friend on how to avoid major social, cultural and linguistic faux pas when speaking Chinese and/or when in China in the situations covered by the module.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of commonly used vocabulary and everyday expressions in the topics covered;
- extract accurately the key information from audio and/or video material;
- understand and make themselves understood by a sympathetic native speaker in specific contexts;
- demonstrate some awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Chinese and English;
- demonstrate a basic knowledge of grammar such as sentence structure


Syllabus

1. Exchange personal information about themselves and their family
2. Understand and use numbers, the time, dates
3. Basic shopping including food, clothes, colours, asking about prices, sizes
4. Understand and give simple descriptions
5. Talk about likes and dislikes
6. Talk about daily routine
7. Cultural awareness
8. Eating out
9. Understanding and giving simple directions

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class114.0044.00
Private study hours156.00
Total Contact hours44.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Guided private study each week including review of the lesson, consolidation and homework tasks; additional private study tasks, some of which will be submitted for the portfolio; preparation and practice for the core tasks and the speaking exam.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Guided independent study, participation in class, feedback on the core tasks, feedback on the portfolio and preparation for the speaking exam.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3 core tasks - listening, reading and writing30.00
PortfolioEvidence of independent study - 2 reading tasks and 2 writing tasks40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)30.00

Resit - submission of a new portfolio

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 02/03/2018 17:22:49

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