SOAS University of London

China & Inner Asia Section, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

Chinese 5

Module Code:
155901409
Credits:
15
FHEQ Level:
6
Year of study:
Any
Taught in:
Term 1

Prerequisites

155901144: Chinese 4 or equivalent level.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of the module, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to: 

  • understand, translate and write formal letters, business documents and give presentations in Chinese
  • use online Chinese sources effectively to enhance their knowledge and skills for business purposes
  • conduct business-related verbal (e.g. face-to-face, telephone) transactions

Workload

Total of 10 weeks teaching with 3 hours classroom contact per week consisting of a 2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial. 

Scope and syllabus

The syllabus will cover aspects of all languages skills (i.e. reading, writing, listening, speaking and translation). The materials will be business- related and cover various aspects of finance, management and business.  This course has been designed to provide a good chance for students to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business related Chinese. It will enable students to make better use of Chinese language materials and enhance their core studies.

The teaching materials will be provided during the course. Students will be provided with specific vocabulary related to Business. The teaching will be conducted mainly in Chinese.

Method of assessment

Coursework assignments and in class tests (20%); a five minute oral presentation in the middle of the module (10%); a 10 minute oral presentation at the end of the module (20%); a 2 hour test held at the end of the module (50%).

Suggested reading

Texts will be designed by the staff at the CIA Department for this module.

Disclaimer

Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules