Chinese 102: Elementary Modern Chinese Language II
- Course Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 1
- Taught in:
- Full Year
This course is designed for ab initio learners as well as for beginners up to the GCSE Chinese (i.e. approx. 500 characters) level.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
At the end of the course, a student (ab initio beginner) should achieve a working knowledge of 800-900 characters and of basic grammar and sentence patterns. Advanced beginners should have a working knowledge of 1200 characters. Students should achieve a basic working knowledge of the vocabulary based on those characters, be able to hold a simple conversation in Mandarin and function adequately in standard social situations.
Total 23 weeks of teaching with ab initio learners and advanced beginners having 6 hours per week (2 hours of language classes and 4 hours of language laboratory work).
Method of assessment
One three-hour written examination (70%) taken in May/June, oral examination (10%), listening examination (10%) and homework and classroom participation (10%).
- Colloquial Chinese P C T’ung and D E Pollard (Routledge 1982)