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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EAST1020 Basic Chinese Language 2

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr Ying Peng

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

EAST1010, GCSE in a foreign language
other than English, or equivalent or evidence of aptitude for language

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Building on the foundation laid in EAST1010 (or equivalent), this module aims to further enhance all four basic language skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—in a well-balanced manner. Students continue to engage in an interactive and communicative learning environment, fostering practical language use in real-life scenarios. The module emphasises the application of language skills in authentic contexts. These activities reinforce language concepts learned in EAST1010 and introduce more complex language structures.


The aim of this module is to act as a continuation of EAST1010 (or equivalent), enabling students to establish a robust foundation in the four fundamental language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, within an engaging and interactive learning environment.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:
1. Demonstrate proficiency in employing diverse grammatical structures in Chinese, showcasing mastery of sentence construction, including complements, particles, aspects, and comparisons.;
2. Read and translate short texts on a number of topics covered on the module from Chinese into English and vice versa;
3. Comprehend and appropriately respond to authentic spoken Chinese on covered topics using relevant vocabulary and grammar.;
4. Produce structured pieces of writing on a number of topics covered during the semester.

Skills Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:
5. Work independently to consolidate material covered in class;
6. Show intercultural understanding and awareness of Chinese cultural contexts;
7. Adopt effective and proactive language learning strategies.


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours112.00
Total Contact hours88.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Regular written homework and feedback in teaching weeks.
- Q&A sessions in lectures.
- Students’ oral report regarding the main grammatical points in drill classes.
- Monitored exercises including simplified Chinese character recognition and writing, reading comprehension and translation in drill classes.
- Monitored exercises of listening comprehension in listening classes.
- Monitored speaking exercises in conversation classes.
- Monitored exercises including traditional Chinese character recognition, oral translation and dictation in practical classes.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentCoursework20.00
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 mins60.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins10.00
Practical Exam / OSCE1 hr 00 mins10.00
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: 07/02/2024


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