ULCH51020 - LEAP Chinese 2 (A2)
- Credits: 20
- Pre-requisite: ULCH51010 - LEAP Chinese 1 (A1) or equivalent e.g. GCSE grade 4 or 5 taken in the last three years.
- Co-requisite: If you are studying a Modern Languages Degree, either single or joint honours, please refer to relevant guidance about eligibility for LEAP units on your programme structure.
- Taught during: Both semesters (September to May).
- Level of attainment: (A2) By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A2 of the Common European Framework.
- Timetable: Click here
This course aims to develop skills acquired in ULCH51010 - LEAP Chinese 1 (A1) in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It lays emphasis on communication and comprehension skills but also builds on the fundamentals of grammar already acquired.
The course introduces students to a wider range of vocabulary to enable them to read longer texts and conduct more general everyday conversation in familiar topics of everyday communication in a Mandarin-speaking country.
Topics covered in ULCH51010 - LEAP Chinese 1 (A1) will be revised and extended and new themes will be introduced which will develop understanding of the society and culture of contemporary China.
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
- demonstrate better understanding and knowledge of key grammar points with appropriate usage;
- demonstrate reasonable competency in comprehension and listening through accurately extracting key information from written and audio sources on specific familiar topics;
- communicate orally in simple, routine situations and handle short social exchanges about familiar topics;
- write a short text of independent writing in Mandarin characters with less reliance on pinyin.
By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A2 of the Common European Framework.
Pair and team work, focussed listening, informal presentations, language awareness, and cultural appreciation.
Teaching and learning methods
One three-hours or two 90 minutes seminars per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on campus and on-line instruction as necessary.
This will also include online digital learning available via Blackboard and will be supplemented by extra online resources to aid students in their independent learning.
69 hours (3 hours per week) including assessment time.
Independent study hours
140 hours (not including assessment time).
All assessments are summative.
Non-credit students and members of the public need to be aware that written exams will not take place during lesson time.
- Written exam; 30% weighting; held in university's semester 1 exam period in January
- Listening exam; 10% weighting; held in week 11
- Speaking exam; 30% weighting; held in week 12
- Written exam; 30% weighting; held in university's semester 2 exam period in May/June
Dates to be confirmed.
Nature and timing of feedback
Feedback will include a combination of informal ongoing feedback resulting from class-based learning activities and formal written feedback given following summative assessments.
Dr Minjie Xing
23 per group
Intermediate: New Practical Chinese Reader 2 - Textbook: Textbook ISBN: 978-7-5619-2895-0; Workbook ISBN: 978-7-5619-2893-6