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Module

CHN1066 : Level A (HE Entry Level) Chinese II

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Miss Melissa Fang
  • Other Staff: Dr Fang Su
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

1. To build upon the basic foundation in the language systems provided in CHN1065 with a view to
further study.

2. To allow students to continue to develop receptive (reading and listening) and productive (writing
and speaking) skills.

3. To continue to provide students with skills necessary to become better language learners.

You will learn a further 220-250 Chinese characters, making a total of well over 400! By the end, you
will be communicating orally in simple everyday situations.

Outline Of Syllabus

Every week you will have 5 scheduled teaching hours which are divided as follows:

1.Vocabulary, Grammar and Speaking (4 hrs): 1 hrs in-class seminars and 3 hours online sessions.
We shall continue to learn the grammatical points and items of vocabulary relating to the Lessons 9-15 of Integrated Chinese Book 2. The topics include: Shopping for clothes; Talking about
the weather; Dining out; Taking public transport; Getting a lift; Seeing a doctor.

2. Reading and Writing ( 1 hr): in-class seminar.

Every week you will also have 2 structured guided learning hours including:

1.Listening: Listening materials and task sheets to enable you to practice the grammar points, vocabulary, sentence patterns through listening exercises. You are expected to complete the task sheets, check the answers, and conduct reflective learning before online submission.

2. Reading and Writing: We will provide extra reading and writing tasks to reinforce your reading and writing skills.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials91:009:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion271:0027:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities91:009:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching451:0045:00Online: 27 hours Present in Person: 18 hours
Guided Independent StudySkills practice181:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study192:0092:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Key grammatical structures and vocabulary are introduced and practised using an integrated communicative approach. Oral and aural skills (i.e. speaking and listening) as well as reading and writing skills are practised throughout the course in task-based activities.

In order to ensure that 137 hours of independent guided study takes place, each contact hour is followed by homework assignments (many derive from the workbook and character workbook accompanying the core textbook). There is a minimum homework submission requirement of 70%, with this percentage being calculated every 6 weeks. Where appropriate, individualised formative feedback is provided (e.g. for writing assignments involving a creative element).


THIS MODULE IS TAUGHT AND ASSESSED IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE (SIMPLIFIED CHARACTERS).

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A60Written test comprising listening, vocabulary, grammar, reading, and sentence translations.
Oral Examination102A15N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt2M15Portfolio of 2 writing assignments (a 300-400 character writing composition for each assignment) across Semester 2.
Prof skill assessmnt2M10Regular Vocabulary and Grammar tests
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Continuous assessment carried out by means of the portfolio of written coursework allows students to assess their progress in writing skills, vocabulary acquisition/usage and grammar across the semester. The formal written and oral examinations provide a summative assessment as well as a chance for students and staff to review progress before continuing on to CHN2010.

Knowledge of basic grammatical structures , vocabulary and character writings are assessed in all assessed work. Knowledge of the phonological system is assessed by oral examination, while that of the orthographic system is assessed via the portfolio of written coursework and formal written exam.

Regular Vocabulary and Grammar tests are necessary in order to allow students to acquire competence steadily. It also provides the opportunity to have constant feedback on their performance.

Reading Lists

Timetable