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This is an ideal course for you if you have studied Chinese for four years part-time and have built up a working vocabulary of about 1,200 characters.
You will continue to be trained in speaking and listening skills, and reading and writing training will now be enhanced. Whilst learning the language, you will develop an understanding of the culture of China as well.
The textbook to be used will be Great Wall Chinese (V), a multimedia product that provides rich teaching resources, including on-line multimedia courseware, multimedia CD in addition to the traditional hard copies of textbook and workbook.
This course is suitable for those who have completed Chinese Language I, II, III and IV by usingGreat Wall Chinese, or those who have reached a comparable level, i.e. having studied Chinese for over three years part-time with a working vocabulary of about 800 characters.
Learning and teaching
Apart from face-to-face teaching sessions, you will have access to on-line courseware, to review what you have learned at your own pace.
The tutor will assist with more individualised learning, although classroom activities such as pair-work, conversations, group discussions, debates and other interactive language exercises will continue to be organised.
Multi-media teaching facilities such as power-point presentations and CD playing will be used to enhance students' active language learning.
Coursework and assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects. In this regard, there will be a listening and written class test at the end of the course, to examine what you have learned, but the overall assessment result is also based on your classroom performance during the course.
Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the students. The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
Library and computing facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.