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Undergraduate Course: Chinese Language 4a (ASST10094)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course is concerned with English-Chinese translation. All the course materials are established English texts. The genres covered are fiction, non-fiction, and media discourse.

All students will be given a formative feedback exercise that will be helpful for the assessment for this course and students' general ongoing academic development.
Course description As a continuation of Chinese language learning after year abroad in China, the key aims of this course is:

· To develop an advanced and well-balanced competence in modern Chinese.

· To develop and apply three advanced Chinese skills in reading, writing, translating related to a specific professional or cultural context.

The course consists of 3 components:

1) Translation into Chinese

2) Reading

3) Composition
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Chinese 3 Year Abroad (ASST10077) OR Chinese 3 Year Abroad (Combined degrees) (ASST10096)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs 0
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 73 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Continuous Assessment (60%):
2 x Composition (20%)
2 x Translation (20%)
Examination Semester 1 (20%)
Degree Examination
Examination Semester 2 (40%)
Feedback Feedback is an essential element of all aspects of the course. Students will receive written feedback for the each of the written assessment components, and translation works. Correct answers and explanation to Reading tasks will be provided after student¿s online tests. You will also receive informal feedback throughout your performance in oral tutorials and other 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.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply integrated knowledge of theories, principles and techniques and produce polished Chinese translation at a near native Chinese level.
  2. Analyse and interpret different forms of the written language including abstract, complex or colloquial literary and non-literary writings.
  3. Plan and compose clearly structured and coherent complex texts in an appropriate and effective style.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsAS Chin Lang 4A
Course organiserDr Duo Luan
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112
Course secretaryMiss Hope Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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