The unit is designed to provide an introduction to basic Chinese with the emphasis on developing listening and speaking skills. In this unit, students will learn expressions used in different situations, e.g. to apologise, praise, congratulate and persuade others. The unit aims at expanding students' Chinese vocabulary and to give students an intermediate level of Chinese grammar.

Unit details

Unit code:


JQU0047 - Basic Chinese 2

OR passed HSK 2 (120+).

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Apply appropriate expressions used in different situations, e.g. to apologize, praise, congratulate and persuade others;  
  2. Utilise Chinese vocabulary and intermediate level grammatical knowledge;  
  3. Explain China's traditional and contemporary culture;  
  4. Read and write up to 150 Chinese words; and,  
  5. Demonstrate capability at HSK 2 (160+) level.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Written assessment Pass/Fail
Test Role-play scenario (spoken test) Pass/Fail
Test Listening comprehension Pass/Fail
Test Reading comprehension Pass/Fail

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