• 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

This course, with Modern Chinese 6 (CHIN3023), is designed to enable students to reach advanced levels of competence in reading, speaking and writing modern Chinese. A wider range of texts will be read and discussed in Chinese. There will be a study of selected aspects of Chinese grammar.

Learning Outcomes

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

By the end of the first semester students should find

1.  Overall reading skills significantly improved 

2.  Improved awareness of the difference between spoken and written styles in Chinese language.

3.  Oral proficiency greatly improved through expanding their spoken repertoire from topics of everyday life to more intellectually and linguistically challenging topics such as social issues and current events related to contemporary China.

4.  Enhanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary Chinese society and politics.

Indicative Assessment

  1. In-class tests 5%
  2. Homework (written exercises at the end of each lesson) 10% (submit every Monday online)
  3. Online Quiz before Lecture A 10% (submit before every Sunday online)
  4. Take-home weekly test including essays 10 % (submit in person in Lecture A Monday)
  5.  Three listening and speaking tests (5 marks each)  15% (Week 4, 8, and 12)
  6.  Two written tests. 20% (week 4 and 8)
  7. Final written exam  30% (ANU examination period)

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Four contact hours a week, consisting of two lectures and two tutorials.

Requisite and Incompatibility

CHIN3021. Incompatible with CHIN6522

Prescribed Texts

Li, Duanduan & Liu, Irene: Reading into a New China - Integrated Skills for Advanced Chinese«??????»,Vol. I, 3rd Edition, Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston, 2010




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

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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
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2234 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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