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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

EAST5280M Intermediate Chinese (II)

30 creditsClass Size: 5

Module manager: Dr Yi-Hsin Lin

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20


EAST2550Intermediate Chinese (1)

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

**Students may not take this module in the same programme year as EAST2012/EAST2013/EAST2022 or EAST2023**This module is for those who have passed Intermediate Chinese (I) or equivalent. It aims to build on previously acquired language through a variety of training to develop both language skill and cultural literacy. The selected textbook covers four units (popular culture, social change, cultural traditions and politics and history); presenting relevant and accurate information about contemporary China, introducing useful vocabulary, speech patterns and idiosyncratic language usage. There are 4 contact teaching hours per week. The module is intensive and is offered in semester two.


To continue Chinese language training, building on Intermediate (I) or equivalent language skills, so as to provide students with a consolidation of intermediate-advanced Chinese grammar and further development of their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills

Learning outcomes
To utilise Chinese fluently and accurately in all language tasks including spoken language, written work and translation between English and Chinese, using both languages accurately, with correct spelling and grammar.

Skills outcomes
The skills include intermediate - advanced grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.


This module will cover intermediate-advanced grammatical points, sentence patterns, structure, vocabularies, translation, composition exercises, listening and conversation practice.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Preparation Class29.0018.00
Private study hours238.00
Total Contact hours62.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

In total 12 hours per week
2 hour preparation for grammar class before the core lecture
1 hour revision for grammar points each lesson after the core
3 hour homework
2 hour listening dictation practice
2 hour presentation preparation
2 hour reading comprehension and

18 hours of exam preparation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

1. Through student's homework
2. Through student's presentation
3. Through student's composition work
4. Through student's exam

Giving students feedback each time for their performance, homework and assessment / examination.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay500 - 800 Chinese Words20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

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 mins15.00
Listening exam1 hr 00 mins15.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

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: 31/05/2018


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