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Postgraduate Course: Chinese Language Intermediate 1A (ASST11061)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course is designed for postgraduate students who have reached an intermediate level of the Chinese language when admitted to the Master of Chinese Studies programme.

The course consists of 5 components:

1) Textbook studies (NPCR)
2) Reading & Composition
3) Chinese for Year Abroad
4)Chinese literature
5)Oral tutorial
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students who wish to take this course must attend an entry exam set by Asian Studies during Week 1 and satisfy the examiner.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  3
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 60, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 15, Formative Assessment Hours 9, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 285 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 50 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 4X composition (40%)

Oral Exam (30%)

1X Literature translation work (10%)

2X NPCR online test (10%)

2X Listening (YA) assignment (10%)
Feedback Feedback is an essential element of all aspects of the course. Students will receive written feedback for the each of the written assessment components, Literature translation works and oral presentations and tests.┐Correct answers and explanations to NPRC and listening assignments will be provided after student┐s online tests.┐ You will also receive informal feedback throughout your performance in oral tutorials and other classes. You should make use of both forms of feedback to identify which areas you are doing well in, as well as which areas need improvement. Effective use of feedback will help you improve on your overall performance.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Confidently use a range of upper-intermediate grammatical structures in spoken and written Chinese.
  2. Employ a good range of vocabulary on topics related to contemporary and modern society, tradition and culture.
  3. Iinterpret and identify the contents of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics.
  4. Distinguish and compare cross-cultural differences, problems and solutions.
  5. Discuss information with relative fluency and spontaneity in spoken form when interacting with native Chinese speakers.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Chinese Intermediate 1A course is a continuation of Chinese 1B, and is NOT available to outside students. Native or near-native speakers of Chinese are NOT permitted on the course.

To be able to enrol for this course, students MUST have passed: Chinese IB (ASST11041).
Course organiserDr Duo Luan
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112
Course secretaryMiss Charlotte McLean
Tel: (0131 6)50 4114
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