This is an advanced-level module developed with the purpose of teaching students to express, interpret, and negotiate meaning in context. The module content follows the Languages Ladder framework and the Common European Framework.
The TP will be divided into two areas of focus: an intercultural one and professional one. Each lesson will aim to develop the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, and to deepen knowledge and understanding of the grammar and lexis of the Mandarin language through a variety of activities such as:
1. Communicating in different situations (through role plays, presentations, group discussions)
2. Reading activities and exercises
3. Writing activities ranging from CVs to compositions
4. Practice grammatical structures and vocabulary
The module emphasises the functional use of language within a proficiency-oriented framework around two main themes : a job or professional-related theme and a more cultural one. The development of the basic skills – listening, speaking, reading, writing - are given equal weight and are taught as building blocks toward proficiency and communication.