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EAST1461 Intermediate Chinese (2)

20 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Dr Lan Yang

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

Lower-intermediate Chinese language, equivalent to pass in EAST1460 Intermediate Chinese 1

This module is mutually exclusive with

EAST2570Intermediate Chinese (II)

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is for those who have passed EAST1460 Intermediate Chinese (1) or equivalent. It aims to build on previously acquired language to further develop both language skill and cultural literacy. The module covers themes such as popular culture, social change, cultural traditions and politics and history, introducing useful vocabulary, speech patterns and idiosyncratic language usage.


The module aims to continue Chinese language training, building on EAST1460 Intermediate Chinese (1) or equivalent language skills, so as to develop and refine students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The module aims to incorporate more complex grammar structures, texts, and authentic materials to enable students to increase their accuracy and proficiency in both productive and receptive skills.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

1. Read and write using simplified Chinese characters covered in class, with the ability to recognise these characters in their traditional form.
2. Respond to texts on a variety of topics, correctly applying the fundamentals of Chinese grammar.
3. Communicate more fluently in structured situations, demonstrating improved accuracy in grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary and showing awareness of context-specific language constraints.
4. Produce translations which reflect the cultural context.

Skills Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module you will: :

5. Confidently use pinyin as an input method for Chinese characters in digital contexts
6. Demonstrate intercultural understanding through recognition of different Sinophone cultural contexts


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

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours156.00
Total Contact hours44.00
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: 12/04/2024


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