|Owning Department/School:||Foreign Languages Centre|
|Level:||Certificate (FHEQ level 4)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Reassessment not allowed|
|Description:||NB. Students wishing to take this unit should visit the Foreign Languages Centre website for information regarding enrolment.|
The course aims to further encourage students to broaden the range of factual and expressive language functions required to communicate in a variety of situations, to acquire confidence in selecting appropriate language to achieve a range of everyday tasks and to introduce them to some colloquial expressions. The course aims to introduce students to some Chinese characters. The course aims to increase students' awareness of cultural information and social conventions in countries where the target language is spoken.
On completion of the course, students are able to:
* Enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life.
* Give detailed information on personal experiences.
* Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters.
* Understand text that consists of Hiragana, Katakana and some Chinese characters.
* Write short connected text, using Hiragana, Katakana and some characters, on topics that are familiar or of personal interest using basic structures accurately.
Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing in the target language - all assessed
Interpersonal skills, communication, team skills - facilitated
IT skills - facilitated
Intercultural skills - facilitated and taught
Autonomous learning - facilitated
Research and organisational skills - facilitated
Cognitive - taught.
The course continues to build on the skill base achieved, for example in the two Stage 1 units, through the four core skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course reproduces real-life scenarios and encourages the spontaneous use of language when talking about family, hobbies, work, travel and recent personal events. It follows a graded programme of study. Previous learning is consolidated and additional linguistic structures and phrases are introduced, such as the conjugation of adjectives, and practised enabling students to link a series of discrete elements into a linear sequence.
FL10254 is a Generally Available Unit which is available to all students of the University (subject to the usual constraints) to take as an 'extra' unit which does not count towards a final award.Foreign Languages Centre