Chinese in Context B (T1004)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

On this module you’ll build on existing levels of proficiency at B1+– B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

The module aims to:

  • enable you to understand the main ideas ideas within standard and complex speech and texts, and communicate effectively in the target language in a variety of contexts
  • provide opportunities, across a variety of topics and themes, for participation in advanced level communicative language activities (such as listening, reading, speaking, writing, interaction and mediation)
  • consolidate and develop the range of complex elements of language structures, syntax and specialised vocabulary to support consistent accuracy and control
  • facilitate the exploration and analysis of a special subject linked to your chosen field of interest.

This module is at level B2 (Independent User) of the CEFR for languages.


100%: Seminar (Class, Seminar)


100%: Coursework (Oral examination, Portfolio, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 106 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: