SLL1121F Initial Mandarin A
NQF credits: 18
First-year, first-semester course, five meetings per week plus a conversation tutorial and a laboratory session
Convenor: Prof. Shengyong Qin
Entrance requirements: None
This is a course for beginners, but under certain circumstances students with prior knowledge of Chinese may be admitted.
The course aims to lay a solid foundation of the pronunciation and written characters of Mandarin Chinese.
- New Practical Chinese Reader, Book I
- Elementary Chinese Listening and Speaking
Lecture times: 4th period and 8th period, in two separate groups
At least 80% attendance at lectures, tutorials and language laboratory sessions; completion and timeous submission of all written assignments; attendance at all scheduled tests, written and oral examinations.
Coursework (homework and tests) counts for 40% of the final mark; two-hour written examination counts for 40%, and oral/language laboratory examination counts for 20%.