ULCH51020 - LEAP Chinese 2
- Credits: 20
- Level: 2
- Pre-requisite: LEAP Chinese 1 or equivalent e.g. GCSE grade 4 or 5 taken in the last 3 years. Not open to Mandarin or Cantonese speakers.
- 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: September to May (full year)
- Timetable: Timetable for the course
This course aims to develop skills acquired in LEAP Chinese 1 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 LEAP Chinese 1 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.
Information handling, IT skills, cultural appreciation, language awareness, discussion, formal presentations.
Teaching and learning methods
One three-hour seminar 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 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)
- Semester 1: Week 12- Written Exam 30%
- Semester 2: Week 11- Listening 10% & Written Exam 30%; week 12 - Oral Exam 30%
Nature and timing of feedback
Feedback will include a combination of:
- informal ongoing oral and written feedback resulting from homework and class based learning activities; and
- formal written feedback will be given following every assessment.
Dr Ablimit Baki Elterish
20 per group
New Practical Chinese Reader vol.2 - Textbook: Textbook (annotated in English) (Chinese), ISBN: 978-7561928950
New Practical Chinese Reader vol.2 - Workbook: Workbook (annotated in English) (Chinese). ISBN: 978-7561928936
Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and your employability by showing that you have a capacity to learn other languages and the desire to engage with other cultures.