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Undergraduate Course: Foundation Chinese Language 4 (ASST07028)

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
SummaryFoundation 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)
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 approximately an 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
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. use intermediate Chinese language grammar and phrases in everyday situations regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  2. communicate verbally and in writing in most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in the areas where Chinese is spoken.
  3. compose text on topics of personal interest.
  4. understand how Chinese-English cross cultural differences - focusing on English-speaking parts of the world - can impact on language learning.
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 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
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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