Not available in 2017/18
Mandarin: Level Five (Current Issues)

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Hua Xiang 601B Tower 3

Dr Lijing Shi 601H Tower 3


Students must have completed Mandarin: Level 5 (Standard) (LN719).

Course content

This course aims to develop students' linguistic skills at an advanced level with a clear focus on current issues. The students will be given opportunity to learn the key vocabulary of global events as well as current affairs. The course is communicative and interactive. The students are required to read authentic materials in the target language and learn to discuss, summarise and debate ideas and issues in China as well as the rest of the world.


8 hours of classes in the MT. 11 hours of classes in the LT. 1 hour of classes in the ST.

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce 1 project in the LT.

Indicative reading



Continuous assessment (50%) in the MT and LT.
Oral examination (30%).
In class assessment (20%) in the LT.

Key facts

Department: Language Studies

Total students 2016/17: 8

Average class size 2016/17: 7

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Specialist skills