Chinese 1 B (PG)

Key information

Start date
End date
Year of study
Term 2
Module code
FHEQ Level
China and Inner Asia Section

Module overview

This is a language acquisition module for students who have already studied the Language A equivalent in the previous term, or who have equivalent knowledge. Students are therefore assumed to have some basic knowledge of the language or its script. This module develops knowledge of several basic constructions of the language, enabling students to develop their skills in reading, writing, comprehension and speaking. Successful students will gain the ability to read and write simple texts, and communicate on everyday topics. Emphasis will be placed on good pronunciation and on the social and linguistic conventions of everyday conversation.


Successful completion of 15PCHH031: Chinese 1A (PG) or equivalent knowledge.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this module a student will:

  1. Gain knowledge and understanding of commonly used grammar.
  2. Gain knowledge and understanding of vocabulary related to a range of everyday topics.
  3. Gain greater knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of basic structures and expressions in a given context.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to understand passages in written language on everyday topics.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to produce short passages in written language on everyday topics.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to understand spoken sentences and short passages on everyday topics.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to engage in short spoken discourse on everyday topics.


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

Method of assessment

One two-hour written examination taken in May/June (60%); an oral examination of 15 minutes in May/June (20%); a mid term test of 40 minutes duration (week 5, term 2)(20%).

Suggested reading

Core texts are all held in library, students will be informed of any necessary text books in introductory materials.


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