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Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Chinese 302: Intermediate Modern Chinese Language 2

Course Code:
Unit value:
Year of study:
Year 3, Year 3 of 4 or Year 4 of 4
Taught in:
Full Year

This course focuses on practical skills (listening, speaking, translation and interpreting). In listening and speaking, the students will be exposed to a variety of audio and visual materials and required to discuss issues raised in the materials. In interpreting and translation, the students will focus on the differences between Chinese and English not only in terms of grammar and vocabulary, but also style and register.


Years 1 and 2 of the BA Chinese programme or equivalent (1,500-2,000) characters.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

At the end of this course, a student should be able to converse on a number of subjects with terminological accuracy and to translate and interpret passages covering a range of topics.


Total of 22 weeks of teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week.

Scope and syllabus

  • Translation into Chinese
  • Interpreting from and into Chinese
  • Oral and aural

Method of assessment

One two-hour written examination (50%). One 20-minutes oral examination (20%). Continuous assessment for translation (10%), for interpreting (10%) and for listening & speaking (10%).