• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Chinese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Ms Xiao Min Yu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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This course is a continuation of the work of Cantonese A. It is designed to train students to acquire speaking and listening comprehension skills to an advanced level. Emphasis will be placed on practical conversations for daily use. Reading and listening may include materials about popular culture in Hong Kong and Guangdong. Comparison with Mandarin will also be part of the lectures.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to interact with Cantonese conversations on practical and social topics;
2. Demonstrate the ability to follow and engage in Cantonese-language presentations on professional topics of personal interest and individual relevance;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between Cantonese and Mandarin styles in syntax as well as vocabulary;
4. Demonstrate the ability to extrapolate meanings from context;
5. Produce intermediate-level Cantonese-language scripts for role plays;
6. Produce translations from Cantonese into Mandarin and vice versa;
7. Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with others in the production and presentation of role plays.

Other Information

Course conducted subject to enrolments

Indicative Assessment

Oral tests during the semester 60%

Final Exam 40%

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Workload

Thirty-three contact hours per semester

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHIN3201.

Indicative Reading List

Cantonese, Hugh Baker and P.K. Ho, London: Hodder Headline, 2006.


Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1627 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person

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