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Unit information: Intermediate Mandarin Chinese in 2022/23

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Unit name Intermediate Mandarin Chinese
Unit code UWLP30002
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Foster
Open unit status Open
Pre-requisites

Satisfactory completion of Mandarin Chinese (pre intermediate) LANG 21047 or if the student is deemed to already have the appropriate entry level of language required

Co-requisites

None

School/department School of Modern Languages
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description

This unit provides further development of students’ knowledge of the target language beyond intermediate level. It is intended:

  • To review and consolidate the essential structures of the target language, developing both vocabulary and a range of language structures thus equipping students with the linguistic tools to enable them to communicate effectively in everyday situations
  • To further develop active and passive language skills, including comprehension skills in listening and note taking, productive skills in speaking, reading and writing
  • To build on knowledge of the socio-cultural aspects of the regions/countries in which the languages are spoken and to introduce the transferable skills necessary for studying and/or working abroad

Intended learning outcomes

Students will:

  1. be able to communicate both orally and in writing with a reasonable degree of accuracy and fluency.
  2. be able to work at an intermediate level with authentic material and retrieve necessary information.
  3. have acquired knowledge and awareness of the general social and cultural background of the target language
  4. Be able to understand and interpret written texts at an intermediate level
  5. Be able to respond to written texts at an intermediate level

Overall, students will attain a level comparable the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) Level 4.

Teaching details

Learners will be involved in a variety of synchronous activities, mostly interactive with maximum use of the target language, but with attention devoted also to explaining the fundamentals of the target language’s structures. These activities will be supported and amplified by asynchronous e-learning opportunities and self-directed exercises.

Assessment Details

  • Examination which includes Reading, Writing and Listening – 75% - assesses ILOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • In-class presentation / speaking exercise to assess oral – 25% - assesses ILOs 1, 2 and 3

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