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Undergraduate Course: Chinese 1 (ASST08001)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaAsian Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course enables students to acquire a firm foundation in modern spoken (Mandarin) and written Chinese through interactive class work, tutorials and oral tutorial practice. Throughout the course, language learning is placed in the cultural context of the Chinese speaking world today.

This course is not available to native or near-native speakers of Chinese. If in doubt, contact the Course Organiser.

This course is intended primarily for students taking (or intending to take) Chinese honours, and is an intensive language-focussed course with a lot of contact hours and a great deal of private study. Students wishing to learn Chinese as an outside course would probably do better with Introductory Chinese Language and its follow-up - Introductory Chinese Language 2.

See Study Pattern field for details of classes.

All students will be given a formative feedback exercise that will be helpful for the assessment for this course and students┐ general ongoing academic development.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information 4 one-hour lectures, 2 one-hour oral tutorials, 1 one-hour character writing tutorial.
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 87, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 44, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 235 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 35 %, Practical Exam 15 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)3:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students acquire a solid foundation in the grammar and phonetics of the Chinese language and fundamental skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. A sensitivity to the historical and cultural context of the Chinese speaking world is also encouraged.
Assessment Information
Continuous assessment 35%. This is made up of weekly assignments, 1 oral exam, and 2 class written exams.
Degree exams 65%. This is made up of 1 oral exam (15%) and 1 written paper (50%).
Special Arrangements
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Chinese 1 is divided into lectures, oral tutorials and character writing tutorials.

One-hour lectures for grammar and presentation are on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Lecture Group A meets from 10:00 to 10:50; Lecture Group B meets from 11:10 to 12:00.

Two one-hour oral tutorials are as follows: Group OT1 Tuesdays, 12:10-13:00 and Fridays, 10:00-10:50; Group OT2 Wednesdays, 09:00-09:50 and Fridays, 10:00-10:50; Group OT3 Wednesdays, 12:10-13:00 and Fridays, 12:10-13:00; Group OT4 Thursdays, 09:00-09:50 and Fridays, 12:10-13:00.

One one-hour character writing tutorials are as follows: Group CW1 Mondays, 14:10-15:00; Group CW2, Mondays, 15:10-1600; CW3, Wednesdays, 14:10-15:00; CW4, Wednesdays, 15:10-16:00.
KeywordsAS Chinese 1
Course organiserDr Mark Mcleister
Tel: (0131 6)50 4232
Course secretaryMr David Horn
Tel: (0131 6)50 4227
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