MEng Software Engineering

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Introduction to Spoken Chinese

Unit code ULCH10022
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by University Language Centre
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

This course is designed for students who wish to move quickly through the fundamentals of Chinese grammar while developing some basic communicative skills. It aims to teach students simple structures, lexis and phrases which will enable them to communicate effectively in a range of situations in a Mandarin speaking country. Reading and writing Chinese characters is not covered, though some time is given to developing recognition of commonly seen characters and signs. Students will be expected to use the range of resources available to them in the Language Centre and to communicate with native speakers wherever possible, in order to develop cultural competence.

Aims

FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING 'HOW TO APPLY', SEE
http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/languages/leap/

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
1) handle some of the basic grammatical structures of Mandarin Chinese; 2) communicate orally in a limited number of social occasions.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A1 (Speaking and Listening) of the Common European Framework.

Employability: Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and your employability by showing that you have a capacity to learn other languages and the desire to engage with other cultures.

Teaching and learning methods

Seminars, three hours per week

Assessment methods

One written test (35%), one oral test (35%) and one aural test (30%).The written and aural tests will take place in week 11, the oral test in week 12.

Recommended reading

Set texts: Mastering Chinese, ISBN: 978-0-230-20055-5

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Additional notes

Information
FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING 'HOW TO APPLY', SEE
http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/languages/leap/

Credits: 20
Level: 1
Pre-requisite: None
Co-requisite: Open to all students except Mandarin Chinese speakers
Taught during: Full year (September to May)

Timetable
http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/languages/leap/chinese/timetables/

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