Undergraduate Course: Foundation Chinese Language 4 (ASST07028)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Foundation Chinese Language 4 is a course for students who have equivalent knowledge of Chinese (A-level / HSK 3 /Foundation Chinese 3 over 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. It aims to encourage students' interest by introducing aspects of Chinese culture and including interactive game-type activities in class.
Native Chinese speakers and students who have a high level of Chinese language are not permitted to enrol on this course and may be asked to withdraw.
This course runs in semester 2.
On successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take Chinese 2C (ASST08050)
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 approximately an upper intermediate level of Chinese.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
1 x Written coursework (30%)
1 x Oral exam (30%)
1 x End-term language exam (40%)
||Feedback is an essential element of the course. Students will receive written feedback for each of the assessment components. Correct answers and explanations for the Language Test will be provided after the test. Students will also receive informal feedback throughout their performance in classes. They should make use of both forms of feedback to identify which areas they are doing well in, as well as which areas need improvement.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- use intermediate Chinese language grammar and phrases in everyday situations regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
- communicate verbally and in writing in most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in the areas where Chinese is spoken.
- compose text on topics of personal interest.
- understand how Chinese-English cross cultural differences - focusing on English-speaking parts of the world - can impact on language learning.
QI, S. (2013) Discover China Student's Book Three. London: Macmillan Education.
WANG, D. (2010) Discover China Workbook Three. London: Macmillan Education
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||On this course, students will:
- develop reflective awareness of responsibilities to others, in work and everyday life
- understand the importance of the development of lifelong learning skills as part of continuing personal and professional development
- be able to succeed in a rapidly changing environment
- understand the importance of learning to learn
- be adaptable, and learn how to manage complexity and self-direction
- develop as effective communicators who are able to read and write, present, listen, influence and network
- develop as an interactive communicator
- develop oral communication of complex ideas and arguments
- have the ability to produce clear, structured written work
|Keywords||Chinese language,intermediate Chinese
|Course organiser||Mrs Min Yue
Tel: (0131 6)50 4231
|Course secretary||Mrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528