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TL4005: MANDARIN 7 (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19


Course Overview

This course engages students in developing Mandarin Chinese language skills at an advanced level through the study of authentic materials on a wide range of topics including politics, economy, science, technology and cultural and social issues. Taking an integrative approach to language skills development, this 30-credit full-year course consists of four weekly classes, two with a focus on written language skills and two with a focus on spoken language skills.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Zhu Zhu

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?

  • TL4006 Mandarin 7 (Online) (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

 This advanced Mandarin Chinese language course aims to equip students with language skills for the workplace, be it industrial or academic. Students are also guided in employing advanced language-learning strategies and techniques so that they can further enhance their Chinese language skills beyond university to meet various needs in personal development.

This course runs over the full year and consists of four contact hours per week: two language seminars and two oral classes. The language seminars focus on reading, writing and translation from English into Chinese, with an emphasis on the accuracy and appropriateness in language use. Typical discussions include advanced grammar, nuances between synonyms, idiomatic expressions and language register. The oral classes focus on listening and speaking with an emphasis on how to efficiently extract and express relevant and important information in various contexts, casual and formal.

Authentic materials are used for all the classes covering a wide range of topics including politics, economy, science, technology and cultural and social issues. Whilst improving their language skills, students will also develop a good understanding of culture and society in Chinese-speaking countries and regions.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 31 Feedback Weeks 32

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One- hour class test

Feedback: In-class and individual returns

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ProceduralApplyStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will be able to reflect on their own language skills and effectively engaged in self-directed study in and beyond university.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will develop a good understanding of and be able to reflect on aspects of contemporary Chinese society.

Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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30-minute oral exam

May exam diet

Feedback - by request

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ProceduralApplyStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will develop a good understanding of and be able to reflect on aspects of contemporary Chinese society.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will be able to reflect on their own language skills and effectively engaged in self-directed study in and beyond university.

Language Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 26 Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

A two-part take-home assignment, a written part of 500 Chinese characters on a current affairs event and a 5-min recorded presentation giving further/related thoughts on the event.

Feedback: individual returns

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ProceduralApplyStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will develop a good understanding of and be able to reflect on aspects of contemporary Chinese society.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will be able to reflect on their own language skills and effectively engaged in self-directed study in and beyond university.

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 14 Feedback Weeks 15

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One-hour class test

Feedback: In-class and individual returns

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ProceduralApplyStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will be able to reflect on their own language skills and effectively engaged in self-directed study in and beyond university.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will develop a good understanding of and be able to reflect on aspects of contemporary Chinese society.

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

May exam diet

Feedback- by request

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ProceduralApplyStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will be able to reflect on their own language skills and effectively engaged in self-directed study in and beyond university.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will develop a good understanding of and be able to reflect on aspects of contemporary Chinese society.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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30-minute oral exam

Feedback by request

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback by request

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ProceduralApplyStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will develop an advanced proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese and achieve a good balance between the key skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will be able to reflect on their own language skills and effectively engaged in self-directed study in and beyond university.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will develop a good understanding of and be able to reflect on aspects of contemporary Chinese society.

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