Undergraduate Course: Introductory Chinese Language 3 (ASST07014)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is suitable for students who have successfully completed Introductory Chinese Language course 2 (ASST07005 or ASST07006) and for learners who have equivalent knowledge of the Chinese language: being familiar with the basic principles of the speaking and writing systems of the Chinese language; having a fair command of about 600 Chinese characters and some basic grammar and sentence structures that are used to express events in the past, present and future. This course is not available to native or near-native speakers of Chinese. If in doubt, contact the Course Organiser.
On successfully completing the course, students are expected to reach a lower intermediate level and have a good command of about 1000 Chinese characters in total. Students should be able to express more events in the past, present and future. Students should also have a fairly good understanding of China and its customs and ways of life.
This course covers various topics such as: daily routines; weather, seasons and clothes to wear; home visits; Chinese New Year; transport, distance and directions; hotel, accommodation, check-in and room facilities; museums, history and cultural relics; eating out, food and drink, Chinese dishes.
- To direct students towards a practical and efficient approach to Chinese language learning
- To raise students' cultural awareness in language learning
- To equip students with skills for future self-directed language learning
- To guide students in developing all four language skills and reach a lower-intermediate level in a balanced manner
All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| textbook
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have a fairly good understanding of China and its customs and ways of life.
- Have a good command of about 1000 Chinese characters.
- Be familiar with more grammatical and sentences structures related to the present and further on the basis of the ones introduced in Introductory Chinese Language and Introductory Chinese Language 2.
- Be familiar with some basic grammatical and sentence structures to express events in the past, especially 'le' and '... shi... de'.
- Be able to express information related to various topics such as: daily routines; weather, seasons and clothes to wear; home visits; Chinese New Year; transport, distance and directions; hotel, accommodation, check-in and room facilities; museums, history and cultural relics; eating out, food and drink, Chinese dishes.
|Textbook (compulsory): Discover China (Student's Book 2). London: Macmillan Education, 2011. |
Workbook (compulsory): Discover China (Workbook 2). London: Macmillan Education, 2011.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- communicate clearly and accurately, constructing cogent arguments;
- participate constructively and efficiently in group discussions, assessing and responding effectively to the ideas of others; and
- communicate effectively in English to inform and educate others about Chinese language and culture;
- demonstrate and exercise independence of mind and thought
||Students who are interested in taking this course must complete a 'Declaration of Eligibility' form.
|Course organiser||Ms Zhu Zhu
Tel: (0131 6)50 4227
|Course secretary||Miss Helene Thomsen
Tel: (0131 6)50 6949