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Undergraduate Course: Foundation Chinese Language 3 (ASST07026)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA course for students who have equivalent knowledge of Chinese (Chinese 1 / A-level / HSK 3 / around 500 Chinese vocabulary). It aims to develop the learner's intermediate knowledge in the five skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation in Chinese.

Students with a higher intermediate or advanced knowledge of Chinese language are not permitted to this course and may be asked to withdraw from the course.

This course runs in semester 1.

On successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take Foundation Business Chinese 2 (ASST07023) or Foundation Chinese Language 4 (ASST07028)
Course description This course is textbook-based and aims to develop the learner's intermediate knowledge of Chinese. Instruction in modern and traditional Chinese culture and society will enrich students' knowledge of the East-Asian world. At the end of this course, students should reach near to upper intermediate level of Chinese.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 153 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1 x Coursework (30%)
1 x Oral exam (30%)
1 x Language Exam (40%)
Feedback Feedback is an essential element of the course. You will receive written feedback for each of the assessment components. Correct answers and explanations for the Language Test will be provided after your test. You will also receive informal feedback throughout your performance in 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 your overall performance.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. use intermediate Chinese language grammar and phrases in familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  2. communicate in most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in the area where Chinese is spoken.
  3. compose text on topics of personal interest.
  4. compare and interpret cross-cultural differences.
Reading List

QI, S. (2013) Discover China Student¿s Book Three. London: Macmillan Education.

WANG, D. (2010) Discover China Workbook Three. London: Macmillan Education.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Develop reflective awareness of ethical dimensions, and responsibilities to others, in work and everyday life.
The importance of the development of lifelong learning skills as part of continuing personal and professional development.
The ability to succeed in a rapidly changing environment.
The importance of learning to learn.
Being adaptable, and learn how to manage complexity and self-direction.
Effective communicators who are able to read and write, present, listen, influence and network.
An interactive communicator.
Develop oral communication of complex ideas and arguments using a range of media.
Have the ability to produce clear, structured written work.
KeywordsChinese language,intermediate Chinese
Course organiserMrs Min Yue
Tel: (0131 6)50 4231
Course secretaryMrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528
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