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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EAST2017 Chinese 2C

10 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Ying Peng

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students who fail Chinese 2A may continue to Chinese 2C, but they cannot proceed to Level 3 until they have passed both Chinese 2A and 2C.


EAST2015Chinese 2A

This module is mutually exclusive with

EAST2016Chinese 2B
EAST5295MChinese 2B

Module replaces

EAST2013 and EAST2023

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is a comprehensive course of upper-intermediate language skills, which aims to improve students' practical language skills through intensive and extensive readings, writings, translation/interpretation between Chinese and English, listening comprehension and interpersonal communication. Topics covered may include literature, business, tourism, education, Taiwan and other cultural issues.


On completion of this module, students should have developed an enlarged range of vocabulary, idioms and collocations and be able to use them appropriately in different contexts; to read and understand original modern Chinese texts of various styles; to translate and interpret between English and Chinese; to understand normal spoken Chinese; and to use Chinese more accurately and naturally in spoken or written communication

Learning outcomes
Building on Semester 1, at the end of this module students will:
1. Have significantly expanded their vocabulary, idioms and collocations;
2. Be better equipped to read and comprehend various discourses written in Chinese especially literary texts;
3. Be able to express themselves with more accuracy and confidence either in a written or spoken form;
4. Translate and interpret materials of intermediate level between Chinese and English;
5. Have a deeper understanding of the Chinese society or culture;

Skills outcomes
Translation and interpretation skills


Teaching and learning in this module will cover the following points:
Intensive reading which focuses on expanding vocabulary and idioms, improving knowledge and use of collocation and syntax, and developing reading and writing skills which are crucial to students' academic or research work and future career

Extensive reading of literary materials which cover a number of short stories and essays by well-known modern Chinese writers

Listening and speaking covering a broader range of topics including culture, business, tourism, etc. Tailor-made and authentic audio or video materials will be used. Speaking skills are to be developed through presentations, discussion, role plays and debates. Oral interpretation is carried out bilaterally between English and Chinese.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours6.00
Private study hours58.00
Total Contact hours36.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Previewing reading materials in advance to understand the gist of them;
Completing translation, grammar or writing exercises in order to participate in class discussion;
Preparing oral presentations and interpreting tasks;
Making use of online learning materials to improve vocabulary and reading skills;
Revising after class.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly self-assessed homework (using model answers).
Weekly practical classes giving opportunities for students to ask questions and for teaching staff to give oral feedback.
Weekly speaking classes giving students opportunities to interpret or make oral presentations in a small group. Their performance will be monitored and comments provided by teachers and fellow students.
Twice a semester their translation or writing work will be handed in and checked by teaching staff. Written feedback will be given.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) (S2)2 hr 00 mins70.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 20 mins30.00
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: 29/04/2024 16:13:10


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