Module and Programme Catalogue

Search site

Find information on

2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1909 Beginners Mandarin Chinese 10 Credits Semester 2

10 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Yuzhe Darling

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

None - no previous knowledge/study

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1901Beginners Mandarin
FLTU1902Beginners Mandarin
FLTU1905Beginners Mandarin Chinese 10 credits Semester 1

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

Beginners Mandarin Chinese 10 credits Semester 2 is for students who have not previously studied Mandarin Chinese. The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in speaking, listening, reading and writing and an introduction to Chinese culture. You may want to learn a new language or you may already have an interest in China – whatever your reason, this module provides a fascinating insight into the country and the language and will equip you with some basic language ability and intercultural awareness.


This module introduces students to Mandarin Chinese and develops their ability to communicate at a beginner's level. Students should develop a basic understanding of everyday vocabulary, understand the rules of pronunciation and have a basic grasp of the relevant grammar for this level. They should also develop an awareness of Chinese culture and be able to advise a friend on how to avoid major social, cultural and linguistic ‘faux pas’ when speaking Chinese in the situations covered by the module.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to use, commonly used vocabulary and everyday expressions in the topics covered
- extract accurately the key information from audio and or/visual material
- understand and make themselves understood by a proficient language speaker in specific contexts
- demonstrate a basic awareness of grammar
- demonstrate a basic awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Chinese and English


The module covers general topics such as:
- exchanging personal information about themselves and their family
- understanding and expressing numbers, the time, days and dates
- basic shopping
- likes and dislikes
- cultural awareness
- eating out

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class112.0022.00
Private study hours78.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Guided independent study each week, review of the lesson and preparation for the weekly classes and for the assessment.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly homework, peer and tutor feedback; mock tasks in preparation for the summative assessment

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentIn-class task50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 29/04/2022 15:24:30


Browse Other Catalogues

Errors, omissions, failed links etc should be notified to the Catalogue Team.PROD

© Copyright Leeds 2019