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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Part IB

Course Description

Compulsory Part IB modern Chinese language paper for students in Pathway 2.

This paper is to be taken by students who have already taken papers C.4: Modern Chinese Translation and Writing 2 and C.5: Modern Chinese Texts 2 at Part IA. It is designed to enable students to continue developing their modern Chinese language proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening prior to going on the year abroad in their third year. Students will have three hours of teaching each week, including one hour of supervision. The two hours of classes will focus on reading comprehension and translating modern Chinese texts of a range of topics and styles into English. The students will submit a piece of writing for the supervision every fortnight. The language of instruction for all classes and supervisions is Chinese as a way of further developing the students’ listening and speaking skills.

Form and Conduct

The paper is examined by a three-hour exam. The paper asks students to translate two short texts from Chinese into English and to write an essay in Chinese on a specified topic. Candidates should attempt to answer all questions and will be allowed to use the Chinese-Chinese dictionaries provided.

This description is subject to change, for the latest information, students should consult the Undergraduate Handbook available on the Faculty Intranet.


Terms taught
Michaelmas, Lent
Michaelmas, Lent