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LL130 - Chinese 1

  • Module code: LL130
  • Module name: Chinese 1
  • Department: Language Centre
  • Credit: 20, 24, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Based on an interactive approach, the module will focus on grasping speech sounds and tones, acquiring essential listening and speaking skills, and practising basic reading and writing techniques in characters. The stimulus material (aural, written and visual) not only provides an introduction to the language but also offers students an insight into Chinese culture. The text-book provides written text in both characters and pinyin, together with an underscored English translation. The workbook, however, gives greater prominence to characters. There are homework and online resources which consolidate and assist classroom learning.

Principal learning outcomes

Communicate orally in simple Chinese in a range of predictable routine situations; obtain general information from short audio materials on daily topics; gather required messages from short Chinese texts; compose notes and short paragraphs in characters.

Timetabled teaching activities

One seminar per week of 3 hours duration plus at least 3 hours structured independent learning each week. Commencing Term 1, week 2.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/languagecentre/academic/chinese/ll130

Other essential notes

No module can be selected without first coming to the Language Centre to establish the correct language level (according to prior knowledge) and specific timetable slot. Further information on levels and outcomes can be found at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/languagecentre/academic/levels/.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: LL130-20)
B1 (Examination only) Interim test 25%
  Speaking exam 25%
  Final exam - Reading 25%
  Final exam - Writing 25%
B4 (Examination only) Interim test 25%
  Speaking exam 25%
  Final exam - Reading 25%
  Final exam - Writing 25%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%
24 CATS (Module code: LL130-24)
B1 (Examination only) Interim test 25%
  Speaking exam 25%
  Final exam - Reading 25%
  Final exam - Writing 25%
B4 (Examination only) Interim test 25%
  Speaking exam 25%
  Final exam - Reading 25%
  Final exam - Writing 25%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%
30 CATS (Module code: LL130-30)
B1 (Examination only) Interim test 25%
  Speaking exam 25%
  Final exam - Reading 25%
  Final exam - Writing 25%
B4 (Examination only) Interim test 25%
  Speaking exam 25%
  Final exam - Reading 25%
  Final exam - Writing 25%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • BSc in Management (N201) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N202) - Year 2
  • BSc in International Management (N203) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N210) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (NN35) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Intercalated Year/Undergraduate Partnership Programme) (NN36) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Intercalated Year/Undergraduate Partnership Programme) (NN37) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions (X9PJ) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions (X9PJ) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions (X9PJ) - Year 4