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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Follows on from Chinese Language IA and continues students' introduction to Modern Standard Chinese. It develops students' listening and speaking skills, and introduces them to a wider variety of situations of language use and language patterns. Students will expand their vocabulary and double the number of characters they can read and write.

Unit content

  • Practical conversation skills
  • Extending Chinese vocabulary and knowledge of characters
  • Use of optative verbs
  • Sentences and grammar
  • Making comparisons

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 use Chinese appropriately in simple conversations on topics including home, study, daily routines and future plans
2 recognise and produce the tones of Modern Standard Chinese with increasing accuracy
3 read and write simple passages in Chinese of at least 150 characters in length
4 understand and answer questions in spoken Chinese on a known topic
5 recognise and write at least 600 words in Chinese characters.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. use Chinese appropriately in simple conversations on topics including home, study, daily routines and future plans
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  2. recognise and produce the tones of Modern Standard Chinese with increasing accuracy
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  3. read and write simple passages in Chinese of at least 150 characters in length
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    • GA7:
  4. understand and answer questions in spoken Chinese on a known topic
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    • GA7:
  5. recognise and write at least 600 words in Chinese characters.
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