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Chinese 3 (LL230)

Summary

Level:

This module will be offered to students who have completed Chinese 2 or who already have some knowledge of Chinese - equivalent to that covered by the Chinese 2 syllabus.

Main Objectives:

To understand texts dealing with descriptions of events and feelings
To produce text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest
To describe experiences and events and give reasons for opinions.
To achieve B1 standard of the CEFR (Common European Framework of reference)

Credits:

This 30 CREDIT module is also available for 24 CREDITS.

Teaching:

3 hours language class (asynchronous and/or synchronous lesson) each week for 21 weeks.
Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore the minimum expected amount of study is 240 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required.

Timetable:

13:00-16:00, Wednesday, online

Tutor:

Yinghong Shang

Course-books:

  • New Practical Chinese Reader, Textbook 2-3 (2nd Edition), Liu Xun. Beijing Language University
    Press, 2012
    New Practical Chinese Reader, Workbook 2-3 (2nd Edition), Liu Xun. Beijing Language University
    Press, 2012

Course Description:

This module will give students the opportunity to build upon previously learned knowledge to use more complex grammar and sentence patterns, and further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to deal with a wider range of predictable situations, and gain more insights into Chinese culture. Simplified Chinese characters will be taught and assessed.
 

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  • Exchange information orally on familiar topics and activities
  • Apply a basic knowledge of grammar appropriate to the level
  • Gain more insight into everyday life in the Chinese speaking communities
  • Understand audio and textual materials dealing with descriptions of events and feelings and on familiar matters regularly encountered
  • Produce text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest, using correct characters

 

Syllabus:

Communicative functions and grammar contents based on the textbooks used.

Communicative functions

  • talking about sports/matches
  • talking about direction and location
  • talking about past experience
  • looking for a job
  • talking about plans
  • describing the weather
  • talking about living conditions
  • talking about language studies
  • expressing one's opinions
  • giving examples

Grammatical content

  • sentences with 'shi','bei', 'ba'
  • location words
  • sentences indicating existence or emergence
  • more complex complements
  • two types of aspects in Chinese
  • the conditional construction
  • more comparisons