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EAST1460 Intermediate Chinese (1)

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Lan Yang

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

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

This module is mutually exclusive with

EAST2550Intermediate Chinese (1)

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is for those who have passed EAST1010 Basic Chinese 1 and EAST1020 Basic Chinese 2, or equivalent such as post HSK 3-4, MEP, A-level or other school qualification, subject to placement test. It aims to provide a solid foundation in Chinese lower intermediate grammar, vocabulary and writing skills, develops translation skills and enhances the use of Chinese language in a cultural context.


To continue Chinese language training, building on level-one modules (or equivalent foundation skills) so as to provide a solid grounding in lower intermediate Chinese grammar through further development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and through the introduction of foundational skills in translation.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module you will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:
1. Read and write the simplified Chinese characters covered in class, with the ability to recognise these characters in their traditional form.
2. Correctly apply the fundamentals of Chinese grammar
3. Engage in oral communication with increasing ease within structured or predictable situations, showcasing improved grammatical, phonological, and lexical accuracy.
4. Read and respond to texts on a variety of non-specialist subjects.
5. Generate structured pieces of writing on selected topics, demonstrating grammatical accuracy and a broad vocabulary.

Skills Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:
6. Reflect on your own study habits and adopt effective language learning strategies.
7. Identify different digital tools and resources for language learning and select tools appropriately.


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

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours160.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students are monitored and provided with feedback through:
- marking of regular homework, such as compositions
- engagement and presentations/discussions in oral classes
- coursework essay

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay500 characters15.00
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)2 hr 60.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 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

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 07/02/2024


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