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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EAST2016 Chinese 2B

20 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Ying Peng
Email: y.peng@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students who fail Chinese 2A may continue to Chinese 2B, but they cannot proceed to Level 3 until they have passed both Chinese 2A and 2B.

Pre-requisites

EAST2015Chinese 2A

This module is mutually exclusive with

EAST2017Chinese 2C
EAST5295MChinese 2B

Module replaces

EAST2012 and EAST2022

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is a comprehensive course of upper-intermediate language skills, which aims to improve students' practical language skills through intensive and extensive readings, writings, translation/interpretation between Chinese and English, listening comprehension and interpersonal communication. Topics covered may include literature, business, tourism, education, Taiwan and other cultural issues.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should have developed an enlarged range of vocabulary, idioms and collocations and be able to use them appropriately in different contexts; to read and understand original modern Chinese texts of various styles; to translate and interpret between English and Chinese; to understand normal spoken Chinese; and to use Chinese more accurately and naturally in spoken or written communication.

Learning outcomes
Building on Semester 1, at the end of this module students will:
1. Have significantly expanded their vocabulary, idioms and collocations;
2. Be better equipped to read and comprehend various discourses written in Chinese especially literary texts;
3. Be able to express themselves with more accuracy and confidence either in a written or spoken form;
4. Translate and interpret materials of intermediate level between Chinese and English;
5. Have a deeper understanding of the Chinese society or culture;

Skills outcomes
Translation and interpretation skills


Syllabus

Teaching and learning in this module will cover the following points:
Intensive reading which focuses on expanding vocabulary and idioms, improving knowledge and use of collocation and syntax, and developing reading and writing skills which are crucial to students’ academic or research work and future career

Extensive reading of literary materials which cover a number of short stories and essays by well-known modern Chinese writers

Listening and speaking covering a broader range of topics including culture, business, tourism, etc. Tailor-made and authentic audio or video materials will be used. Speaking skills are to be developed through presentations, discussion, role plays and debates. Oral interpretation is carried out bilaterally between English and Chinese.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture221.0022.00
Practical221.0022.00
Seminar221.0022.00
Independent online learning hours11.00
Private study hours123.00
Total Contact hours66.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Previewing reading materials in advance to understand the gist of them;
Preparing oral presentations and interpreting tasks;
Completing translation, grammar or writing exercises in order to participate in class discussion;
Making use of online learning materials to improve vocabulary and reading skills;
Revising after class.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly self-assessed homework (using model answers).
Weekly practical classes giving opportunities for students to ask questions and for teaching staff to give oral feedback.
Weekly speaking classes giving students opportunities to interpret or make oral presentations in a small group. Their performance will be monitored and comments provided by teachers and fellow students.
Twice a semester their translation or writing work will be handed in and checked by teaching staff. Written feedback will be given.

Methods of assessment


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins70.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 20 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

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: 17/05/2019

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