2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
FLTU1923 Lower Intermediate Mandarin
20 creditsClass Size: 17
Module manager: Zhe Yu Darling
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
Pre-requisite qualificationsSuccessful completion of FLTU1911 or equivalent
This module is mutually exclusive with
|EAST2550||Intermediate Chinese (1)|
|EAST2551||Intermediate Chinese 1B|
This module is approved as a discovery module
This module is approved as a skills discovery module
Module summaryThis module is for students who have already studied Mandarin for about 2 years and have reached post-GCSE or A2 (CEF) or equivalent and wish to take their Mandarin to the next level.The emphasis is on achieving a good level of communication and accuracy in speaking, listening and reading. Mandarin character writing is secondary but students would be expected to be less reliant on pinyin.Communication skills which will be developed include discussion, interview techniques, presentation skills and reporting skills.
ObjectivesTo consolidate knowledge of Mandarin at elementary level and develop skills and competence up to GCSE level or A2 (CEF) or AS CEFR B1.
On completion of the module, students should be able to deal with information of a general nature in a familiar context and identify and note main points and opinions; sustain longer conversations in Mandarin and handle familiar and unfamiliar situations with some ease; exchange opinions and ideas on a range of topics. Students should be able to report facts and opinions with accuracy.
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- Make themselves understood by a sympathetic native speaker on the everyday topics covered
- Demonstrate awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Mandarin and English
- Demonstrate greater understanding and knowledge of key grammar points with appropriate usage
- Demonstrate proficiency in listening through accurately extracting key information from audio sources
- Read and understand short newspaper articles
- Write a short text of independent writing in Mandarin characters with less reliance on pinyin.
- Talking about oneself and others in detail
- Describing home and family in greater depth
- Applying for a job and attending an interview
- Giving and asking for opinions
- Evaluating opinions and drawing conclusions; agreeing and disagreeing
- Making recommendations; instructions; reporting
- Collating information showing pros and cons
- Talking about culture and customs
- Current affairs: environment (traffic; growth of industry; pollution; water and air quality, weather, etc)
- Completing transactions.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||158.00|
|Total Contact hours||42.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyGuided independent study each week, review of the lesson and preparation for the weekly classes and for the assessments.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackSpeaking and Writing tasks.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||70.00|
The resit will take the form of a writing task.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Practical Exam / OSCE||0 hr 10 mins||30.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||30.00|
The resit will take the form of a portfolio containing one task per skill (listening, reading, writing & speaking).
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:36:39
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