20 credits at level HE4
The module is designed to provide students with basic language skills and knowledge in the target language for use within the context of everyday and business- related situations.
The module will develop students' linguistic skills as well as a set of transferable skills associated with language learning.
1. Language range
Common personal and social facts and information (personal details, greetings, work data, social arrangements, food, eating out, shopping, directions, simple descriptions, common items of personal interest).
Common numerical data (numbers, dates, time, prices, quantity)
Introduction to Chinese characters
2. Language Knowledge
Simple and commonly used expressions
Articles, pronouns , prepositions
Use of expressions commonly used for past and future aspects
Positive and negative statements
Terms for everyday objects and events
Ways of expressing requirements and instructions
Use will be made of class contact time for presentation and practice of language. Students will be required to make an active commitment to group and pair work. During class time, the emphasis will be on speaking and listening, but reading and writing skills will be taught too and further developed in self-study time. Teaching methods will aim to develop transferable skills as well as language learning skills and subject knowledge.
The use of audio, video and computer resources will help present language in a variety of forms and contexts.
Students will be encouraged to structure actively their independent learning through the completion of portfolio-based coursework.
The learning out comeswill be assessed by coursework and an end of module assessment. Coursework will consist of a portfolio of student work comprising 8 language tasks, a needs analysis and a self-evaluation. This format is designed to encourage students to plan and organise their learning independently in order to meet the learning outcome. The end of module assessment will include class tests assessing the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language.
Portfolio work and assessment preparation 70
Personal study 74
TOTAL = 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.|| Deal with a range of predictable tasks in the target language.
Obtain information, recognise data and facts by listening to simple everyday language spoken clearly
Ask for information and provide information in familiar situations, using a basic range of vocabulary and structures.
Obtain easily information by reading simple texts on familiar matters
Write in order to fulfil routine tasks, and convey simple information using set phrases and formats
|2.|| Extract and process information, handle messages, generalise about language patterns, understand metalinguistic terms, evaluate own learning. Develop familiarity with pronunciation and tones, understand Chinese sentence structure and recognize at least 200 words (characters).
Identify, retrieve and utilise information from aural and written sources
Process messages: understand, memorise and recall information
Generalise about language patterns
Evaluate learning process
|3.|| Use a range of language-learning skills
Use language learning strategies
Memorise vocabulary for both active and passive use
Use appropriate registers
Understand grammatical terminology
|4.|| Communicate effectively
|| Establish and maintain contact|
|5.|| Acquire self-management skills||
Evaluate own learning
Organise and present a portfolio of work
|6.|| Use language learning technology and the WWW.|| Use tapes, videos, Computer Assisted Language Learning and resources on the WWW|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Portfolio of work||Listening,Speaking, Reading, Writing|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Dorling Kindersley, Mandarin Chinese for Beginners Penguin, 2007
Lucy Driscoll & Kenji Toda, Chinese Calligraphy, Kessinger Publisher, 2010
Gecilia Lindqvist , China Empire of Living Symbols Reading, Massachussetts, 1991.
Collins Gem Mandarin Phase-book and CD Pack, HarperCollins UK, 2008
|Host Subject Group:||Management|
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