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2006/07 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EAST2020 Chinese Language (2B): Theory and Practice

20 creditsClass Size: 50

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2006/07

Pre-requisites

EAST2010 or equivalent

Objectives

To provide students with the opportunity to improve further their Chinese language skills through practice in the techniques of translating English into Chinese, the study of Chinese films, and the reading and analysis of contemporary Chinese texts.

Syllabus

(1) A systematic study of the techniques of translating English into Chinese with specific areas of focus, e.g.. change of word class, simple vs complex clauses, 'artistic' vs 'specific' styles etc; (2) the viewing and analysis of selected Chinese films, followed by group discussion; (3) the reading of contemporary literary texts selected from the works of Zhao Shuli, Hu Wanchun. Yang Shuo, Ru Zhijuan, Sha Yexin etc.

Teaching methods

Lectures (some with audio-visual materials). Practical classes.

Methods of assessment

(1) Three-hour examination at the end of the semester (70%). (2) Oral and aural examinations at the end of the semester (30%).

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 02/05/2007

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