20 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: EAS6273, EAS649
Pre-requisites: It is expected that students for this course will have already undertaken at least three year's worth of intensive study of the Chinese language or its equivalent.

Aims/Description: This module aims to provide students who have already achieved an upper intermediate level of Chinese with an opportunity to further their language skills through use of themed 'real' Chinese language texts taken from a wide range of sources, including newspapers, journal, literature and the internet. All classes revolve around a weekly theme in order to facilitate the acquisition of not only core vocabulary and grammar, but also certain knowledge of certain aspects of politics and economics in China, such as national identity, minorities, state power and popular movements. Emphasis will be given to the acquisition of the skills of summarising, translation, oral presentation, listening and writing. Students will be working with both simplified and traditional characters.

Staff Contact: Dr Lili Chen, School of East Asian Studies
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Small Group Teaching
Assessment: Formal Examination, Continuous Assessment

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