Chinese Language for International Mobility 2 MFL1058

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course, which enables students to reach the A1.2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, is for students who have completed Language 1 or have some prior knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin). The four fundamental skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) continue to be developed. Additional grammar points and vocabulary are introduced and students continue to expand their awareness of Chinese culture.


2 contact hours per week over 11 weeks

Requirements of Entry

D3 or above in  LANGCTR1027 or MFL1057 or at the discretion of the Programme Director.

Excluded Courses





Examination (1-hour duration) - 60%

Oral Exam (5 minutes) - 20%

Two x assessed language exercise - 10% each

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. Where, exceptionally, reassessment on Honours courses is required to satisfy professional/accreditation requirements, only the overall course grade achieved at the first attempt will contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 


Oral assessments are not available for reassessment.

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ build on students' foundation in spoken and written Chinese (around 150 characters);

■ widen students' knowledge of Chinese grammar and linguistic structures;

■ familiarise students with further aspects of Chinese culture and society.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Show understanding of written materials on various topics or subjects;

■ Read and write Chinese texts on a variety of topics;

■ Demonstrate the ability to converse in routine situations and describe these in simple but effective terms.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.