CHN20010 Int. Spoken Chinese I

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is designed with a focus on improving students’ oral communicative competencies towards an intermediate level. In addition to further consolidating the skills that students have acquired in listening and speaking, this module aims to enhance students’ pronunciation, fluency, accuracy and range of vocabulary in spoken Chinese, by introducing more topics in daily life communication as well as in cultural contexts.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students will be able to:
1) communicate effectively on a variety of general topics related to daily life;
2) initiate and maintain conversations in most of everyday contexts;
3) understand clear standard input on familiar topics regularly encountered in daily life.

Indicative Module Content:

This module uses HSK Standard Course 3 (Lesson 1-10) as main teaching materials, and supplementary materials at equivalent level.
Lesson 1 周末你有什么打算(好-the complement of result; 一……也/都+不/没……)
Lesson 2 他什么时候回来(complements of direction; 能……吗?)
Lesson 3 桌子上放着很多饮料(还是VS或者;着-existence;会-possibility)
Lesson 4 她总是笑着跟客人说话(又……又……;着-accompanying action)
Lesson 5 我最近越来越胖了(了indicating change;越来越)
Lesson 6 怎么突然找不到了(complements of possibility;刚VS刚才)
Lesson 7 我跟她都认识五年了(对……感兴趣;半、刻、差)
Lesson 8 你去哪儿我就去哪儿(又VS再;flexible use of question pronouns)
Lesson 9 她的汉语说得跟中国人一样好(越A越B;A跟B一样……)
Lesson 10 数学比历史难多了(A比B……一点/一些/得多/多了)

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will be delivered in small-sized class and students’ learning will be guided using digital tools for maximized efficiency. The module will be taught mainly in Chinese. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

In order to take this module, students need to have prior knowledge which is equivalent to HSK Level 2.

Learning Exclusions:

The 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
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

Int. Spoken Chinese I (BCHN20010)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Two listening and speaking assignments based on tutorials Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Oral Examination: Final oral and aural exam Week 12 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: Two in-class tests: 1) listening and 2) spoken, 15% each
One project 10%

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, role-plays or oral presentations. Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 1 Hour
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
Wei Zhou 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 Thurs 15:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 15:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 14:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 15:00 - 16:50