Not available in 2017/18
Mandarin: Level 5 (Advanced Reading)

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Lijing Shi


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

Course content

This course includes advanced level of reading authentic materials - mainly taken from various resources such as FT financial times; BBC China and academic journals. The course focuses on skimming and scanning, summarising main themes and overall comprehension and vocabulary expansion. 


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 6 pieces of coursework in the MT and LT.

Indicative reading

Authentic materials taken from FT Chinese, BBC Chinese and academic journals. 


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

Key facts

Department: Language Studies

Total students 2016/17: Unavailable

Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

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