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EAST2192 Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers 2

10 creditsClass Size: 28

Module manager: Xiujing Liang

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24


EAST2182Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers 1

This module is mutually exclusive with

EAST2190An Introduction to Cantonese 2

Module replaces


This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module builds on the Cantonese learned in EAST2182. It covers more complicated grammatical structure and vocabulary of Cantonese. Classes include conversation, role-play, and learning from audiotapes. You will be able to conduct more sophisticated conversations in Cantonese at the end of the course.


On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- conduct competent discussions in Cantonese on a range of topics in business, current affairs and social or political issues;
- acquire advanced comprehension of Cantonese speech, and follow oral news bulletin and films;
- write simple passages using Cantonese vocabulary.


The module builds on the skills acquired in EAST2182, Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers 1. Students will attend practical classes. Selected business topics and original materials from television programmes, broadcasting news bulletin and films are used as the basis of language study and application in group discussion, debate and role-play.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class102.0020.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

10 x 2 hours preparation for classes (20 hours)
10 x 2 hours revision after classes (20 hours)
11 x 2 hours in language centre watching satellite TV, films and listening to Cantonese radio (22 hours)
2 x 3 hours preparation for non-assessed aural tests (6 hours)
10 hours preparation for end of semester exam

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

2 aural tests (non-assessed)
aural and oral class participation

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 20 mins100.00
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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