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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Asian Studies

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Chinese Language 1 (ASST07024)

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 no previous knowledge of Chinese, designed to introduce complete beginners to the four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Chinese.

Students with previous knowledge of Chinese language are not permitted and may be asked to withdraw from the course.

This course runs in semester 1 and semester 2.

On successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take Foundation Chinese Language 2 (ASST07025).
Course description This course is suitable for complete beginners and aims to equip students with a very basic grounding in Chinese.

This course is not suitable for students with previous knowledge of Chinese. This course is not available to native or near-native speakers of Chinese. If in doubt, contact the Course Organiser.

Students who pass the course will have the option of taking Foundation Chinese Language 2 (ASST07025) in Semester 2.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
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 (25%)
1 x Oral exam (30%)
1 x Language test (45%)
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 on your overall performance.
No Exam Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
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 Coursework (25%)
1 x Oral exam (30%)
1 x Language test (45%)
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 on your overall performance.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. use basic grammatical structures in spoken and written Chinese.
  2. employ a basic range of vocabulary and phrases on topics related to everyday life, travel and work.
  3. compose very simple descriptive text in Chinese.
  4. reflect upon and convey cross-cultural difference.
Reading List
This is a textbook-based course,

DING, A., JING, L., and CHEN, X. (2010) Discover China Student Book One. London: Macmillan Education.

HUNG, B. (2010) Discover China Workbook One. 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
Contacts
Course organiserDr Duo Luan
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112
Email: Duo.Luan@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030
Email: Kara.McCormack@ed.ac.uk
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