LCH2010 : Level B (HE Intermediate) Chinese
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Miss Melissa Fang
- Other Staff: Ms Min Yu
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: London
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
(1) To consolidate the linguistic foundation provided in LCH1065 and LCH1066 with a view to further study.
(2) To provide students with sufficient target language competence and inter-cultural sensitivity for communicative interaction with native speakers and to enable them to cope with typical situations met during a potential period of study abroad.
(3) To continue to provide students with skills necessary to become better language learners.
This module builds upon the foundation in language systems provided in LCH1065 and LCH1066, while continuing to develop reading, listening, writing and speaking skills. You will learn more grammatical structures and vocabulary, and will be able to write a further 800 Chinese characters, making a total of well over 1000! By the end, you will be able to communicate effectively enough to cope successfully in China.
We use a task-based, communicative approach, and encourage peer learning through pair and group work. Assessment is by portfolio of written coursework, aural exam, oral exam, and written exam. Building a portfolio of assessed coursework helps you to monitor your progress and stimulates independent learning and learner autonomy.
Outline Of Syllabus
Basic grammatical structures and items of vocabulary relating to the list below will be covered (corresponding to Lessons 15-20 of Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 2 and Lessons 1-10 in Level 2 Part 2). Items which have already been introduced in LCH1065 and LCH1066 will be further consolidated:
Notions: Time sequence and duration; direction and location; distance; completed action; result; progressive aspect; future probability; ability; experience; negation; comparison; passive verbs; kinship; forms of address.
Functions: Greeting and taking leave; describing intentions; requesting; expressing thanks; asking directions; writing letters; discussing professions; giving reasons; apologising; describing objects/places/situations; comparing; talking about personal interests.
Situations: Studying; sports; sightseeing; meeting people; eating, socialising and celebrating; transport and travel; healthcare; shopping; making practical arrangements.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||72||2:00||144:00||Language Classes|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||256:00||256:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
1. Key grammatical structures and vocabulary are introduced and practised using a task-based communicative approach. In order to make sure that 256 hours of private guided study does take place, each contact hour is followed up by homework assignments relating to what has been introduced and/or practised during the contact hour. Individualised formative feedback is then provided as an integral part of the teaching programme.
2. Oral and aural skills (i.e. speaking and listening) are practised throughout the course in task-based activities.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Aural Examination||50||1||M||10||In week 12|
|Aural Examination||50||2||M||10||In week 12|
|Module Code||Module Title||Semester||Comment|
|CHN2010||Level B (HE Intermediate) Chinese||2||N/A|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||10||Continuous Assessment 1 test on vocabulary, grammar and reading skills.|
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||15||A portfolio of 2 writing assignments, each requires a 500-600 character essay, aiming to practice writing skills.|
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||10||Weekly Vocabulary and Grammar tests - 5 minutes each|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Continuous Assessment tests give students and staff the opportunity to monitor and review initial progress during Semester 1, while the portfolio of written coursework provides motivation for independent learning and allows students to assess further progress in Semester 2. The formal written examination, oral and aural examinations provide a summary assessment, as well as a chance to review progress before progressing on to the period of study abroad.
Knowledge of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary are assessed in all assessed work. Knowledge of the orthographic system is assessed by continuous assessment tests, portfolio of written coursework and formal written examination, while that of the phonological system is assessed by aural and oral examination.
Listening skills are assessed by aural and oral examination, while speaking skills are assessed in the latter only. Reading skills are assessed by continuous assessment and formal written examination, while writing skills are assessed by portfolio of written coursework and formal written examination.
Regular Vocabulary and Grammar tests are necessary in order to allow students to acquire competence steadily. It also provides students with the opportunity to have constant feedback on their performance.
Resit is by 100% written examination (150mins).