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Module Code: CLT001
Module Title: Chinese Language Stage 1
Module Level: Level 0
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1/SEM2
Originating Department: Language Centre
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to help students with no prior Chinese knowledge to establish a solid foundation in their Chinese study, bringing their Chinese language proficiency to a level equivalent to CEFR A1.
Learning outcomes 
A. Be capable of understanding enough provided Chinese which is clearly and slowly articulated and interacting in Chinese orally on basic topics such as greeting, shopping, ordering food and self-introduction.

B. Be able to read short and simple texts which are functional in real life.

C. Can ask for or pass on basic personal details in writing.

Method of teaching and learning 
Communicative language teaching involves a high level of interaction between teacher and students. Teaching and assessment will revolve around the setting and completion of specified language tasks.

This module includes 2*2 hours seminars plus 1 hour tutorial per week. Students will have 4 hours per week of integrated skills class, covering reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The tutorial session will be designed to support student learning in and after class.

You will learn elementary Chinese language and culture and become fluent in daily communication through a series of structured lessons:

Establish a solid foundation in pronunciation and the basic knowledge of Chinese characters.

Understand stroke order in writing characters; learn the basic radicals in characters.

Master some words and expression for daily communication.

The topic covers greeting and introduction, time and position, daily necessities and activities of daily life. Use basic Chinese words and expressions to seek for help, to illustrate and descript and to compare things in your daily life.

Communicate basic needs in a Mandarin Chinese-speaking environment.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   52  13      85  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Integrated Exam 55.00
2 Speaking Coursework 15.00
3 Writing Coursework 15.00
4 Quiz 15.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 9:31:40 PM