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EAST1020 Basic Chinese Language 2

20 creditsClass Size: 70

Module manager: Dr Zhu Zhu

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19


EAST1010Basic Chinese Language 1

This module is not approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module builds on the Chinese learned in EAST1010. Students attend an additional conversation class with a native speaker.


On completion of this module, students should:
- Have extended their knowledge of Chinese as learned in EAST1010 and increased their vocabulary, both written and spoken;
- Be familiar with features of Chinese sentence structure including complements, particles, aspects, comparisons more complex than those studied in EAST1010;
- Be able to read short Chinese texts;
- Be able to translate more complex sentences and short texts from English into Chinese and vice versa;
- Have improved their aural understanding and be able to answer questions on taped materials;
- Be able to conduct simple Chinese dialogues and to interpret a few exchanges.


- Grammar: the complex features of Chinese sentence structure. All kinds of complements, particles, aspects, comparison etc are introduced with supporting vocabulary items
- Reading and translation: more Chinese reading materials are used. Translation of texts, incorporating grammar and vocabulary, are included.
- Comprehension: language laboratory classes are held weekly in which students are expected to listen to taped materials and answer sets of questions on them.
- Conversation: small-group sessions are held weekly with a native speaker.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Class tests, exams and assessment31.003.00
Private study hours98.00
Total Contact hours102.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

1 hour preparation per lecture: 22 hours;
1 hour per week review of lectures: 11 hours;
3 hours written assignments & character practice per week: 33 hours;
1 hour per week listening/reading: 11 hours;
3 hours preparation per test: 9 hours;
Examination preparation: 12 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Regular written assignments;
3 tests during the semester;
Class participation (drill, practical and oral) and language laboratory performance.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentTest 110.00
In-course AssessmentTest 210.00
In-course AssessmentTest 310.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins50.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15 mins10.00
Practical Exam / OSCE1 hr 00 mins10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

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

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/11/2018 09:25:41


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