Ab Initio Mandarin III & IV

Centre for Modern Languages, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

College of Arts and Law


Code 24177

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester Across both

Pre-requisite modules 23206

Module description

This module will build upon the knowledge acquired in Ab Initio Chinese (Mandarin) I & II by further developing skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis is on the progressive acquisition of a sound grammatical knowledge of Chinese and further Chinese character learning. You develop the receptive skills (listening and reading) as well as the productive skills (speaking in daily situations and writing short compositions). The course will also aim to equip you with new structures in depth while revising and consolidating past knowledge. You will be given the opportunity to work in a group as well as individually.

Teaching and learning methods

Practical language classes involving both whole group and small group work/pair work activities, with emphasis on communicative settings, use of visual aids and audio/visual recordings. Language laboratories may be used where appropriate