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Intermediate Chinese Listening and Speaking

Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.


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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will provide you with the listening and speaking skills necessary to be able to communicate effectively in a range of everyday social and travel, work and study situations. You will review the grammar and vocabulary that you have acquired on previous courses, learn useful phrases and expressions for a variety of situations, and improve your pronunciation. In this course intensive and extensive listening will be integrated. You will be able to follow extended speech and understand detailed information and detailed explanations on topics that are reasonably familiar. As for speaking, you will be able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity in conversations. The listening and speaking tasks will be supported and complemented by short reading tasks.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those who have completed Chinese improve II by using Great Wall Chinese, or those who have reached a comparable level, i.e. having studied Chinese for over two years part-time with a working vocabulary of more than 400 characters and certain amount of grammar and want to continue practicing their skills in listening and speaking Chinese. It also can cater those who would like to take HSK speaking test at intermediate level.

Learning and Teaching

The content may be altered and replaced with more suitable materials at the discretion of your teacher based on your and your group’s needs. Supplementary materials will also be used.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

You will not have formal examinations but you may have class tests. You may be asked to write assignments, keep a course journal or put together a portfolio. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

The textbook of this course is: Short-term Listening and Speaking Chinese Course, 2006 ( published by Peking University Press)

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on (029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.