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EAST2550 Intermediate Chinese (1)

20 creditsClass Size: 15

Module manager: Dr Lan Yang

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

Post-beginners level of Chinese language, equivalent to pass in EAST1020


EAST1020Basic Chinese Language 2

This module is approved as a discovery module

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 Basic Chinese 1 and 2 or equivalent. It aims to provide a solid foundation in Chinese upper-elementary to intermediate grammar, vocabulary and writing skills. There are 4 contact teaching hours per week, working through the textbook. The module is intensive and is offered in semester one.


To continue Chinese language training, building on Level-one modules (or equivalent foundation skills) so as to provide a solid grounding in Chinese grammar and further development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills

Learning outcomes
To utilise Chinese generally fluently and accurately in all language tasks and in translation between English and Chinese, to use both languages accurately, with correct spelling and grammar.

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


This module will cover intermediate-level grammar, including sentence structure, verb forms; intermediate-level translation and composition exercises, listening and conversation practice.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Preparation Class27.0014.00
Private study hours146.00
Total Contact hours54.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

In total 14 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
3 hour presentation preparation
3 hour reading comprehension and

6 hours assessment and 14 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
Essay700 word essay15.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)15.00

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) (S1)2 hr 60.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 20 mins25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)85.00

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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