Modern Languages and Cultures

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title BEGINNERS' CHINESE 2
Code CHINZ902
Coordinator Dr P Ding
Languages, Cultures and Film
Penny.Ding@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Co-requisite modules:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   24

        24
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 126
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Speaking test There is a reassessment opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  5 minutes    10       
Class Test There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  1 hour    60       
Portfolio 1 There is a reassessment opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.      30       

Aims

Develop a basic competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking Chinese;

Provide students with an understanding of elementary Chinese grammar;

Develop some understanding of the culture and society of China;

Develop some intercultural understanding.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Apply basic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in line with the Pre-HSK1 level.

(LO2) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic structures of Chinese.

(LO3) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the cultures of China.

(S1) Communication skills – basic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the target language

(S2) Global citizenship – cultural awareness.

(S3) Improving own learning / performance – self-awareness / self-analysis.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module is taught through 24 general language classes, divided between synchronous and asynchronous learning activities, as necessary. These include reading, writing, listening and speaking exercises and grammar teaching and practice. Students have a chance to consolidate and practise the structures and vocabulary acquired in conversation, discussions, short presentations and short writing and note taking exercises. Chinese will be the main language of teaching in class. Students are expected to attend all classes, to take part in weekly activities, to hand in homework and the portfolios on time and to work through the assigned exercises independently. The module offers much accompanying material, including online resources, which can be used for independent study at home or in the library. Regular feedback forms an integral part of the module.


Syllabus

 

Beginners' module in Chinese language: grammar, translation and written and spoken communication; The syllabus can be found in the module handbook which can be accessed through VITAL/CANVAS; Students are issued with a weekly schedule for the module at the beginning of each semester.


Recommended Texts

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