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2010/11 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EAST2551 Intermediate Chinese 1B

5 creditsClass Size: 5

Module manager: Dr Ning Yi
Email: Y.Ning@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2010/11

Pre-requisites

EAST1020Basic Chinese Language 2

This module is mutually exclusive with

EAST2550Intermediate Chinese (1)

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

THIS MODULE IS USUALLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO INCOMING EXCHANGE STUDENTS WHO ARE ONLY IN LEEDS FOR ONE SEMESTERIf you have already taken a beginners' Chinese class at the equivalent level of EAST1020 and would like to continue with your Chinese you can take this module to further develop your spoken and writing skills. You will have two classes a week with a native Chinese speaker and work through a textbook. The course covers conversation, new grammar and vocabulary and approximately 800 new characters in total. You will also have a tape to practise listening on your own and if you do this and hand in your written work regularly you should be talk with your Chinese friends, be able to get along in Chinese for survival, write a simple passage of approximately 500 characters in Chinese and read a Chinese newspaper. For further details see Department of East Asian Studies website

Objectives

To consolidate and develop receptive and productive Chinese language skills from beginners level
To acquire intermediate-level Chinese structures, vocabulary and characters
To gain confidence and increase competence in the use of written and oral Chinese at intermediate level.

Skills outcomes
Ability to recognise and reproduce more characters; be able to communicate with Chinese speakers for survival in a variety of situations beyond ab initio level; be able to translate from and into Chinese using a greater variety of constructions and vocabulary beyond ab initio level.


Syllabus

The module will introduce new constructions and vocabulary to build on beginners level Chinese and reinforce existing knowledge of the language by constructing and practising it in more complex sentences.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class102.0020.00
Private study hours30.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)50.00

Private study

30 hours - preparation and review of classwork;
weekly written exercises including translation from and into the target language and composition in the target language;
exam preparation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly written exercises; mid-semester test

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentMid-semester test10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)10.00

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 15 mins15.00
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins75.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)90.00

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: 15/04/2011

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