CHN10040 Elementary Spoken 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. Develop students' accurate pronunciation and wording, greater fluency and overall competence in daily conversational Chinese.
3. Provide a further introduction to language structure and the core vocabulary of Chinese, with a significant focus on achieving post-beginner levels of listening and speaking competency.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand phrases, sentences or short conversations on topics such as daily routines, campus life, learning routines, when speech is clearly audible.
2. Communicate in routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on topics given above.
3. Understand and fluently use everyday expressions and phrases in predictable situations.
4. Enunciate learned phrases and sentences with correct pronunciation.
5. Achieve HSK level 2.

Indicative Module Content:

Week 1
Topics: Talk about travel and weather
Pronunciation: Stress in disyllabic words

Week 2
Topics: Talk about daily routine and wellbeing
Pronunciation: Stress in trisyllabic words

Week 3
Topics: Talk about your house by using the “的“phrase
Pronunciation: Stress in quadrisyllabic words

Week 4
Topics: Talk about shopping
Pronunciation: Stress in a sentence

Week 5
Topics: Talk about sports by using 1) the interrogative pronoun“怎么“ and 2)the pair of conjunctions“因为…所以…” Pronunciation: Logical stress in a sentence

Week 6
Topics: How to ask for directions, asking for advice or suggestions by using the interrogative sentence “ …好吗?“ Pronunciation: Basic intonation of Chinese sentences, intonation of a declarative sentence

Week 7
Topics: Expressing feelings by using complements of results
Pronunciation: Intonation of yes-no questions

Week 8
Topics: Using imperative sentence “ 不要/别…了“ to describe intentions
Pronunciation: Intonation of specific questions

Week 9
Topics: Different forms of comparative sentences
Pronunciation: Intonation of affirmative-negative questions

Week 10
Topics: Talk about clothes
Pronunciation: Intonation of imperative sentences

Week 11
Topics: Talk about entertainment
Pronunciation: Intonation of an exclamatory sentence

Week 12
Topics: Talk about Chinese New Year
Pronunciation: Intonation of a question ending with “吧“ or “吗”

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
1. Communicative language teaching
Students are expected to practise speaking and listening skills by authentic and meaningful communication. Classroom activities include debates, interviews, opinion sharing, presentation and role play.
2. 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 provide assistance when it is absolutely necessary.
3. Task-based language learning
Task-based language learning (TBLL) is a method used in this course. Students are encouraged to use authentic language by completing meaningful tasks, such as visiting the doctor, conducting an interview, or calling customer services for help.
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 Spoken Chinese II (BCHN10080)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Class Test: Two in-class tests to be completed: one on listening, one one speaking Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


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


Examination: Final exam Coursework (End of Trimester) No Graded No


Assignment: Two oral assignments and one oral presentation to be completed. Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
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?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Lirong Peng Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Xuan Yang Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Mon 14:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 12:00 - 13:50
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 10:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 10:00 - 10:50