Mrs Tanya Luo
Tutor
Modern Languages
Telephone: (01792) 295408
Room: Office - 308
Third Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus

I teach all level Mandarin Chinese and English-Chinese Translation workshops in an engaging and dynamic learning environment.

Research interests: cultural studies, contemplative studies, Eastern philosophy, literary translation, art

Teaching

  • MLT210 Translation Project

    Professional translation involves much more than replacing expressions in one language by expressions in another one. In this module, you will work on a translation with the techniques of a professional translator. Together with your supervisor you will agree on a text to be translated and you will be given a translation brief specifying the practical context of the translation. Depending on the subject, you might want to use computer tools and/or do some terminological research as part of your translation work. The assessment does not only consist of the translation you produce, but also takes into account your commentary. The commentary will describe the problems you encountered in the translation and your approach to these problems.

  • MLT301B Translation Project (Sem 2)

    Professional translation involves much more than replacing expressions in one language by expression in another one. In this module, you will put into practice everything you have learned about the translation process in the course of your studies. Together with your supervisor you will agree on a text to be translated and you will be given a translation brief specifying the practical context of the translation. Depending on the subject, you might want to use computer tools and/or do some terminological research as part of your translation work. The assessment does not only consist of the translation you produce, but also takes into account your commentary. The commentary will describe the problems you encountered in the translation and your approach to these problems.

  • MLZ100 Mandarin Chinese for Beginners 1

    The module is specifically designed for students who have no prior or little knowledge of the Mandarin Chinese language. It aims to enable you to acquire basic vocabulary and to grasp fundamental grammatical structures, enabling you to communicate in both written and spoken Mandarin Chinese. The four contact hours are dedicated to developing your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills which you need to communicate in Chinese naturally through pair work, group work and a variety of independent and integrated activities. All the sessions are based on topic-driven content in real-life contexts, and are organized around the lives and travel experiences of people in China. Classes are partly conducted in Mandarin Chinese. In addition to class work, students are also expected to undertake extensive private study.

  • MLZ101 Mandarin Chinese for Beginners 2

    This module follows on from MLZ100. The module is specially designed for students who have basic knowledge of the Mandarin Chinese language. It aims to enable you to widen your vocabulary and to grasp fundamental grammatical structures, enabling you to communicate in both written and spoken Mandarin Chinese. The four contact hours are dedicated to further developing your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Classes are conducted partly in Mandarin Chinese. In addition to class work, students are also expected to undertake extensive private study.

  • MLZ140 Languages for All - Mandarin 1

    This module is designed for students who have no previous knowledge of the Mandarin language. Students will be able to gain linguistic knowledge within the A1/1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in reading, writing, listening and speaking in Mandarin. Special emphasis is given to the development of learners¿ communicative skills so as to allow them to use the language in an effective way in everyday situations.

  • MLZ141 Languages for All - Mandarin 2

    This module is designed for students who already have some basic knowledge of the Mandarin language. Students will be able to gain linguistic knowledge within the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in reading, writing, listening and speaking in Mandarin. Special emphasis is given to the development of learners¿ communicative skills so as to allow them to use the language in an effective way in everyday situations.

  • MLZ270A Intermediate Mandarin Chinese Language A

    This module is the foundation of advanced level study of Mandarin Chinese which will equip students who have previously taken MLZ100 and MLZ101 Mandarin Chinese for Beginners (or equivalent) with the skills needed to use Mandarin Chinese in general and professional environments. It concentrates on developing fluency and accuracy in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese, establishing a firm grammatical understanding of the language, and extending students¿ vocabulary to read, write, interpret and speak about issues related to contemporary Chinese society and culture. The module aims to enhance students¿ employability by introducing them to Professional Mandarin Chinese, providing a grounding in the vocabulary and use of Business Mandarin Chinese. Classes are mainly conducted in Mandarin Chinese. It is typically taken in conjunction with MLZ270B.

  • MLZ270B Intermediate Mandarin Chinese Language B

    This module is the foundation of advanced level study of Mandarin Chinese which will equip students who have previously taken MLZ100 and MLZ101 Mandarin Chinese for Beginners (or equivalent) with the skills needed to use Mandarin Chinese in general and professional environments. The module aims to consolidate and extend the language skills developed by students who have previously taken MLZ100 and MLZ101 Mandarin Chinese for Beginners (or equivalent) and MLZ270B Intermediate Mandarin Chinese, and to facilitate their progress in linguistic competence. It concentrates on further developing fluency and accuracy in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese, establishing a firm grammatical understanding of the language, and extending students¿ vocabulary to read, write, interpret and speak about issues related to contemporary Chinese society and culture. The module aims to enhance students¿ employability by introducing them to the ideas underlying Sustainable Development (SD) in Mandarin Chinese, providing a grounding in the vocabulary and use of Mandarin Chinese in SD-related contexts. Classes are mainly conducted in Mandarin Chinese. It is typically taken in conjunction with MLZ270A.

  • MLZ302 English-Chinese Translation Workshop 3(Science and Health)

    This module aims to improve your skills in translation from English to Mandarin Chinese. The practical workshops focus on translation of science and heath-related practice text. Practice assignments will grow progressively longer to reflect real-world conditions and students will on occasion be expected to work together, critiquing and editing each other's work to produce a collaborative final version. Techniques for discovering domain-specific knowledge and translating technical terminology will be explored and developed. You will develop awareness of different types of translation and different techniques required of translators and strategies employed by them.

  • MLZS01B Semester Abroad - Beijing

    This module gives you the opportunity to increase your language skills, experience life at a Beijing university where you will be taught in Mandarin Chinese, and the opportunity for immersion in Chinese culture.