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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EAST2190 An Introduction to Cantonese (2)

10 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Xiujing Liang

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24


EAST2180An Introduction to Cantonese 1

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module builds on the Cantonese learned in EAST2180. It covers more complicated grammar and vocabulary of Cantonese. Classes include dialogue, role-play, and learning from audiotapes. You will be able to conduct daily conversations in Cantonese at the end of the course. Suitable for non-native speakers of Chinese.


On completion of this module, students should be capable of:
- distinguishing between the pronunciation, tones, vocabulary and grammatical structures of Cantonese and standard (Mandarin) Chinese;
- conducting everyday conversations in Cantonese in a range of practical contexts;
- understanding some basic news and human interest stories;
- reading simple sentences written using common Cantonese vocabulary.


This module builds on the language skills acquired in EAST2180. Further basic grammatical structures and vocabulary are introduced and practiced through situational conversations, role play and the discussion of topics.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class221.0022.00
Private study hours78.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

2 hrs per week listening to tapes
22 hrs per week preparation and reviewing classes
Preparation for examination

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Practical contributions to class discussion and conversation

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15 mins70.00
Practical Exam / OSCE1 hr 00 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

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: 28/04/2023 14:39:00


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