CHN10030 Elementary Written Chinese II

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module builds upon the foundation in Chinese language provided in Chinese Language Experience I.
The aims are to:
1. Develop students’ communicative competence and accuracy in written Chinese with guided study using web-based and multi-media materials.
2. Encourage students to read expository and narrative articles that are written using common vocabulary.
3. Provide students a further introduction to the sentence structure and core vocabulary of Chinese.
4. Provide students instructions on how to improve basic Chinese writing skills.

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Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand simple texts, standardized messages, phrases or expressions on topics such as daily routines, campus life, learning routines.
2. Write simple, fixed expressions and short sentences on topics given above.
3. Build up a vocabulary of 500 words.
4. Achieve HSK level 2.

Indicative Module Content:

Week 1:
The auxiliary Verb “要”
The adverb of degree “最“
Expressions of approximate numbers “几,多” Basic Chinese Radicals :王字旁、足字旁

Week 2:
Question using “是不是”
The pronoun “每” and “多“
The “的“ phrase
The modal adverb “真”
The numeral classifier “一下“ Basic Chinese Radicals :木字旁、利刀旁、竹字头等

Week 3:
The structure “是…的”
Indicating time with “是…时候”
The adverb of time “已经“ Basic Chinese Radicals :绞丝旁、竖心旁

Week 4:
The adverbs “ 就“、“还“、“有点儿“
The interrogative pronoun “怎么“ Basic Chinese Radicals :广字头、子字旁、提手旁等

Week 5:
Reduplication of measure words
The conjunction pair “因为…所以“
The adverb “ 就“、“还”
The verb “离”
The modal particle “呢” Basic Chinese Radicals :双人旁、提手旁等

Week 6:
The interrogative sentence “…, 好吗?”
Reduplication of verb
Pivotal sentences
The adverb “再” Basic Chinese Radicals :巾字旁、又字旁

Week 7:
Complements of results
The preposition “从“
“第“ indicating order
The imperative sentence “不要/别…了“
The preposition “ 对“ Basic Chinese Radicals :土字旁、四点水、走字底等

Week 8:
Comparative sentences with “比“
The auxiliary verb “可能“ Basic Chinese Radicals :病字头、两点水
Revision of content from Week 1 to Week 8

Week 9:
Advanced comparative sentences with “ 比”
Basic Chinese Radicals :病字头

Week 10:
Complements of state
The aspect particle ”着“
The preposition “往“ Basic Chinese Radicals :页字旁

Week 11:
The rhetorical question “不是…吗“
The aspect particle ”过“
The pair of conjunctions “虽然…但是…“
The complement of frequency “ 次“
Basic Chinese Radicals :贝字旁、雪字头

Week 12:
Indicate the state of an action with ”要…了“
The structure “ 都…了“ Basic Chinese Radicals :山字旁、大字旁

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
 Grammar-translation
Learning largely involves translation to and from the target language. Students are expected to memorize grammar rules and vocabulary through development of translation skills.
 Peer and group work
Students are expected to work in small groups. Students are encouraged to help and correct each
other in a cooperative spirit. Teachers will assist when it is absolutely necessary.
 Critical writing and reflective learning
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

In order to take this module, students should have achieved the learning outcomes of CHN10010 Chinese Language Experience I, 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
CHN10020 - Chinese Language Experience II, CHN10110 - Chinese Language ExperienceIII, LANG10020 - Chinese L & C 1, LANG10160 - Chinese L & C 2, LANG20140 - Chinese L & C 3, LANG20320 - Chinese L&C 4, LANG20420 - Chinese L & C 3a

Elementary Written Chinese II (BCHN10070)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Attendance: Engagement in discussion or oral presentation. Examples of participation and presentation might include contributions to in-class discussions, debates or oral presentations. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Assignment: Coursework Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: In-class tests Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Final exam Week 12 No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
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
Mengwen Hu 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) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 13:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Mon 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 13:00 - 13:50