Beginners and near beginners. As well as being open to students with no knowledge of oriental scripts in their prior language learning or mother tongues, the module is also open to students who may have some prior knowledge.
To enable students to enhance their knowledge on basic sentence patterns and ways of expressions, developing competence in a range of predictable everyday tasks. This level allows the students to take fast pace to achieve the outcome of Chinese 2 by the end of the study. Simplified Chinese characters will be taught and assessed.
This is a 24 or 30 CREDIT module.
- Term One: 2 x 2 hour seminar per week over 9 weeks
- Term Two: 2 x 2 hour hour seminar per week over 10 weeks
Zhiyan GUO, Zhong ZHENG
New Practical Chinese Reader (2nd Edition), Textbook 1, Liu Xun. Beijing Language University Press, 2002. (ISBN: 7-5619-1040-1)
New Practical Chinese Reader (2nd Edition), Textbook 2 (Units 15-17), Liu Xun. Beijing Language University Press, 2002. (ISBN: 7-5619-1129-7)
New Practical Chinese Reader (2nd Edition), Workbook 1, Liu Xun. Beijing Language University Press, 2002.(ISBN: 7-5619-1042-8)
New Practical Chinese Reader (2nd Edition), Workbook 2 (Units 15-17), Liu Xun. Beijing Language University Press, 2002. (ISBN: 7-5619-1145-7)
- Oxford Starter Chinese Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 2000. (ISBN: 0198602588)
- Basic Chinese: A Grammar and Workbook (2nd Edition), Yip Po-Ching and Don Rimmington, Routledge, 2009. (ISBN:0-415-47215-6)
- Yufa ! A practical guide to Mandarin Chinese.
The module will focus on acquiring essential listening and speaking skills, providing more exposure and practice of speech sounds and tones. Students will also develop and further practise their reading techniques and writing of characters. The stimulus material (aural, written and visual) not only provides an introduction to Chinese language but also gives the students an insight into a broad spectrum of everyday life in China. The text-book provides written text in both characters and pinyin tones. The workbook, however, gives greater prominence to characters. The online materials will reinforce students' classroom learning.
- Communicate more confidently with a certain level of oral fluency and accuracy in a range of daily life situations
- Obtain general and detailed information from audio materials of clear and standard pronunication
- Find required messages from Chinese texts on familiar topics
- Compose longer paragraphs in characters
- ordering drinks and food
- getting personal information and talking about one's family
- talking about one's university
- making an appointment
- celebrating one's birthday
- talking about past activities and experience
- renting a house
- changing money at the bank
- basic sentence structures
- different forms of questions
- attributives expressing possession
- some commonly used adverbs
- numbers from 1-999 and numeral-measure words as attributives
- optative verbs
- pivotal sentences
- the particle 'le'
- the 'ba' sentence
- Important Notes
- Speaking Examinations Information for Students
- Test/exam marks in the Language Centre
- Grammar Skills
Exam summary and skills weighting: Assessment
Marking criteria (written): Marking criteria (written) Chinese/Japanese levels 1/2
Marking criteria (oral): Marking criteria (oral) Chinese/Japanese 1/2