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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Chinese Language 3
Module Code ZH292
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Weiming Liu
Semester 2: Weiming Liu
Autumn: Weiming Liu
Module TeachersWeiming Liu
Patrick Cadwell
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module aims to help the students to both acquire Chinese language and further develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills as well as independent learning skills. This module also aims to develop the students’ communicative skills which would help them to engage in academic activities during their year abroad study in China year 3. ZH292 students are expected to master 1,200 common Chinese characters related to society, daily life, workplace and campus life. The use of Chinese language is optimized in ZH292 classes.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc., including short narratives.
2. Initiate, maintain and close simple, face-to-face conversation on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
3. Give or seek personal views and opinions in discussing topics of interest.
4. Produce writing compositions on everyday topics using Chinese characters.
5. Find and understand relevant information in everyday material, such as letters, brochures and short official documents.
6. Understand essential aspects of Chinese culture, including interpersonal relations and basic value-systems.
7. Use IT skills: 1) word processing, 2) web-search and 3) accessing language specific resources.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Reading Skills
A variety of authentic texts on different topics will be read, analysed and discussed in a group setting. Consolidation of characters and words acquired previously and acquisition of additional new characters and words.

Listening Skills
A variety of authentic conversations of more formal registers of spoken Chinese will be listened to, analysed and repeated in class.

Writing Skills
Students will write writing compositions, creative and more formal, on given topics and current affairs. They will develop their range and active application of more advanced grammatical structures.

Speaking skills
Students will actively participate in simple discussions in class. They will express personal opinions, make suggestions and give instructions with clarity.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Loop QuizWriting25%n/a
Oral Examinationn/a25%n/a
Loop QuizListening25%n/a
Loop QuizReading25%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
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