CHN10020 Chinese Language Experience II

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module builds on the foundation in Chinese language provided in Chinese Language Experience I. The aim of this module is to enable students to further develop their accuracy, fluency and overall competence in Chinese with a significant focus on post-beginner level listening and speaking.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On satisfactory completion of this course, students should be able to:
1) Understand sentences on topics such as dining and daily routines;
2) Read simple texts, standardized messages, phrases or expressions on the topics given above;
3) Enunciate learned phrases and sentences with correct pronunciation;
4) Conduct simple conversations relating to learned materials;
5) Comprehend words and phrases from simple questions, statements and common expressions;
6) Build up a vocabulary of 300 words.

Indicative Module Content:

Week 1
Topic: Travel
Language points: The auxiliary verb “要”;The adverb of Degree “最”;“几” and “多”:expressions of approximate numbers.

Week 2
Topic: Daily routines
Language points: Questions using “是不是”;The pronoun “每”;The interrogative pronoun “多”

Week 3
Topic: Colour
Language points: The phrase “的”;The numeral classifier “一下”;The modal adverb “真”

Week 4
Topic: Birthday
Language points: The structure “是……的” used to emphasize the agent of an action; The adverb of time “已经”

Week 5

Week 6
Topic: Shopping
Language points: The adverb “就”;The modal adverb “还/吧”

Week 7
Topic: Hobby
Language points: The adverbial modifier “有点儿”and “一点儿”; The interrogative pronoun “怎么” and “怎么样”;

Week 8
Topic: Work
The pair of conjunction “因为……,所以……” ;The adverb “还”;The adverb of time “就”;
The verb “离”

Week 9
Topic: Transportation
Language points: The modal particle “呢”;The interrogative sentence “……,好吗”

Week 10
Topic: Appointment
Language points: The adverb “再”;Pivotal sentence; Reduplication of verbs

Week 11
Topic: Suggestions
Language points: 去+verb phrase;S+请/让/叫+O+ do sth.

Week 12 Revision

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will learn basic conversations on daily topics through interactive workshops, oral practice, vocabulary work and tutorials. The course also introduces students to learning Chinese with the assistance of computers, smartphones and other online resources. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

In order to take this module, students should have prior learning experience which is equivalent to HSK Level 1.

Learning Exclusions:

Students who are native Mandarin speakers are not eligible to take this module as an elective.

The lecturer reserves the right to assess the language competence of all students. Students whose competence is incompatible with the level of their chosen elective module will be advised to transfer to a more appropriate language module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
CHN10030 - Elementary Written Chinese II, CHN10040 - Elementary Spoken Chinese II

Chinese Language Experience II (BCHN10040)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Weekly homework assignment (10 in total) Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Assignment: One video project Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: Two in-class tests (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: Final exam in Week 13 Coursework (End of Trimester) No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Attendance: Engagement in discussion/ oral presentation. Students are encouraged to attend weekly classes and complete all prescribed homework. Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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Name Role
Mario De Grandis Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Lei Yang Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 11:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Mon 11:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 12:00 - 12:50