Communication in Chinese will be encouraged from the outset. Classes will be conducted mainly in English, enabling students to learn and practise the new grammatical structures and vocabulary covered in each session. In order to develop and consolidate skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, classes will be highly interactive.
The course will consist of two hours per week. In addition, several hours a week should be devoted to Chinese outside the classroom to do work set by the tutor, and practise reading, writing and listening skills.
The module will consist of two contact hours per week.
A minimum of 2 hours a week, in addition to the 2 taught hours, should be devoted to Chinese outside the classroom to complete work set by the tutor, assignments on grammar structures, learn and revise vocabulary and practise reading, writing, and learning skills.
Seminar - A discussion or classroom session focusing on a particular topic or project - (20%)
Independent Study - might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks, revision, etc - (80%)