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Undergraduate Course: Foundation Chinese Language 2 (ASST07025)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA course for students with some basic knowledge of Chinese (National 5 / GCSE / Foundation Chinese Language 1 or HSK 1) who wish to improve. It is designed to further develop beginners' four language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Students with a higher level of Chinese language than stated above are not permitted to take this course and may be asked to withdraw from the course.

This course runs in semester 2.

On successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take Foundation Business Chinese 1 (ASST07022) or Chinese 2A (ASST08018).
Course description Foundation Chinese Language 2 is the follow up to Foundation Chinese Language 1. Students who have successfully completed Foundation Chinese Language 1 or have an equivalent knowledge in the language will be ideally suited for this course.

This course is textbook-based and aims to further strengthen a beginner's basic knowledge of spoken and written Chinese. 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 a higher basic level and near to 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 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
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 Mid-term Assessment (20%)
1 x Oral Exam (40%)
1 x End-term Assessment (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 to 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 on your overall performance.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. use basic Chinese grammar and phrases in everyday communication (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography and employment, etc.).
  2. communicate and describe simple and routine tasks or matters.
  3. compose short texts that express opinions and preferences on matters of personal relevance, trips, and current affairs.
  4. compare and solve cross-cultural differences and problems.
Reading List

QI, S. and ZHANG, J. (2011) Discover China Student's Book Two. London: Macmillan Education.

WANG, D. (2011) Discover China Workbook Two. London: Macmillan Education.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Develop reflective awareness of ethical dimensions, and responsibilities to others, in work and everyday life.
Have an ability to plan and effectively use resources to achieve goals.
Building and maintaining relationships.
Become effective communicators who are able to read and write, present, listen, influence and network.
Enhance verbal communication including listening and questioning.
Have multicultural and global awareness.
KeywordsChinese language,basic Chinese,beginner
Course organiserMrs Min Yue
Tel: (0131 6)50 4231
Course secretaryMiss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030
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