• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Chinese
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Xiao Min Yu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This is an advanced level Cantonese course. It focuses on building up students’; communication skills in professional contexts and with multi-media materials. Utilising texts from contemporary mass media in Hong Kong, the course also incorporates training in practical translation/interpreting between Cantonese and Mandarin and discussions on social issues and popular culture in Hong Kong.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate:

1.  developed presentation and negotiation skills in Cantonese in professional contexts;

2.  developed listening skills in Cantonese;

3.  in-depth knowledge on comparisons and translations between Cantonese and Mandarin;

4.  in-depth knowledge and insights on Cantonese popular culture in Hong Kong.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on

(1) classroom participation and preparation of in-class readings (10%) (LO 2,3,4);

(2) Mid-term oral exam (recorded) (20%) (LO 2) ;

(3) a group project of film dubbing (25%) (LO 2, 3, 4); 

(4) an in-class presentation and analysis of Cantonese language material (recorded) (15%) (LO 1, 4);  and

(5) Final exam on oral presentation and listening comprehension (recorded) (30%) (LO 1, 2, 3).

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3 contact hours a week; students are expected to spend at least three hour per week for take-home assignments, preparations for presentations, etc.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHIN6202 or equivalent. You may not enrol in this course if you have already completed CHIN3203.

Prescribed Texts

The materials will be prepared by the lecturer and uploaded to Wattle before lectures.


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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1218
2014 $2808
2013 $2808
2012 $2808
2011 $2778
2010 $2718
2009 $2670
2008 $2592
2007 $2298
2006 $2190
2005 $2190
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3402
2014 $3942
2013 $3942
2012 $3942
2011 $3942
2010 $3942
2009 $3816
2008 $3816
2007 $3816
2006 $3816
2005 $3816
2004 $3816
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4593 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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