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MN2001: MANDARIN CHINESE FOR BEGINNERS 3 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

Building on work done in MN 1501 this intensive language course, which forms part of the Sustained Study Programme, will further develop all four basic language skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening. Classes on grammatical and linguistic analysis will contribute to the development of these skills. It covers a good deal of ground in the four class hours a week, and requires considerable effort and self-study to consolidate new vocabulary, grammar and Chinese characters (hànzì).   

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study Yes
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Fen Glover

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Building on work done in MN 1501, the course will further develop all four basic language skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening. Classes on grammatical and linguistic analysis will contribute to the development of these skills.

Further Information & Notes

Please note, this course is designed for beginners in Chinese and is not available to native speakers.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

76 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt
  • Examination (60%)
  • In-class test, consisting of listening and speaking elements (20%)
  • Two homework exercises (20%)

Formative Assessment

3 formative assessments of different aspects of written Chinese language; plus 1 formative assessment of aural Chinese language; and 1 formative assessment of oral Chinese language.

Feedback

Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in written language classes; oral classes; aural classes; and reading comprehension/composition classes.

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