• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Chinese
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Xiao Min Yu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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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:

  1. demonstrate the further development of their presentation and negotiation skills in Cantonese in professional contexts;
  2. demonstrate listening skills in Cantonese in professional contexts;
  3. show that they can compare and translate between Cantonese and Mandarin;
  4. demonstrate the development of 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 (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 CHIN3202.

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
3492 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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