CHN20030 Int. Written Chinese I

Academic Year 2023/2024

This course is designed for students who have completed Elementary Written Chinese II. The focus is on reading and writing competencies, with guided study using ICT and web-based materials. In addition to further consolidating and enhancing the skills that students have acquired in reading and writing, the course aims to develop students’ accuracy, coherence and range of vocabulary in written Chinese moving towards an intermediate level of communicative competency to serve both social and business-related purposes. The course also introduces students to learning Chinese with the assistance of computers, smartphones and other online resources. Students are expected to complete assignments and examinations aided partially by digital devices.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the main ideas of simple connected texts related to personal background and interests, social conventions, travel and transportation and short invitations etc..
2) Understand sentences or texts consisting of combinations of learned materials on the topics given above.
3) Exhibit basic ability to extrapolate the meaning of texts which contain a reasonable number of unfamiliar words.
4) Convey basic ideas and intentions related to the above topics appropriately.
5) Construct sentences consisting of combinations of learned materials on the topics above with correct pronunciation.
6) Build up a vocabulary of 1,000 words.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
active/task-based learning; peer and group work; lectures; problem-based learning 
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. Written Chinese I (BCHN20210)

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


Continuous Assessment: Two in-class tests and one project Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Final exam Week 12 No Graded No


Assignment: Two written assignments to be completed throughout the trimester Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 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.

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 15:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 10:00 - 10:50