Structured Electives in Chinese Language

What is this Structured Elective about?

Structured Elective in Chinese Language offers a list of modules helping the students who have no previous Chinese learning experience to command basic skills to communicate in Chinese. If a student successfully completes elective modules amounting to a minimum of 15 credits, which constitute the Structured Elective in Chinese Language during their degree, their official transcript will state that in addition to their degree they have also been awarded a “Structured Elective in Chinese Language”.

Why should I take this Structured Elective?

Structured Elective in Chinese Language is designed as an introduction course to Chinese language. It aims to bring beginners up to a standard in which they are able to communicate in Chinese in a simple and direct manner. These modules aim to develop language skills in all four areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The class is organised around interactive and communicate activities that will allow students to build all skills in the most efficient way.

How would this Structured Elective benefit me?

On successful completion of Structured Elective in Chinese Language with Route 1, students will:

1)      Understand and fluently use everyday expressions and phrases in predictable situations;

2)      Be able to use Chinese in a simple and direct manner, applying it in a basic fashion to their daily lives;

3)      Achieve CEFR level A2, which is equivalent to HSK level 2.

 

On successful completion of Structured Elective in Chinese Language with Route 2 or 3, students will:

1)      Use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives, studies and work;

2)      Be capable of completing most of the communicative tasks they experience during their Chinese tour;

3)      Achieve CEFR level B1, which is equivalent to HSK level 3.

Route 1:

  • CHN10010 Chinese Language Experience I (Stage1, Semester 1or2)
  • CHN10020 Chinese Language Experience II (Stage1, Semester 1or2)
  • CHN10110 Chinese Language Experience III (Stage1, Semester 1or2) 

Route 2:

  • CHN10010 Chinese Language Experience I (Stage1, Semester 1or2)
  • CHN10030 Elementary Written Chinese II (Stage1, Semester 2)
  • CHN20030 Int. Written Chinese I (Stage1, Semester 1)

Route 3:

  • CHN10010 Chinese Language Experience I (Stage1, Semester 1or2)
  • CHN10040 Elementary Spoken Chinese II (Stage1, Semester 2)
  • CHN20010 Int. Spoken Chinese I (Stage1, Semester 1)