- Code CHIN2025
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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 is a continuation of the work of Cantonese 1. 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at a Lower Intermediate level of Cantonese to:
1. Use an active vocabulary of around 4,000 items.
2. Recognise and produce phrase and sentence structures to converse and write passages on topics regularly encountered in work, school and at leisure, with much vocabulary support through the use of dictionaries.
3. Communicate spontaneously and with confidence in speaking and writing on such topics as: travel, relationships, medicine, law and order, banking and finance, the office, eating out, household affairs and leisure activities.
4. Display a deep, broad understanding of Cantonese culture, including Cantonese cuisine, history, music, and art.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
Class participation (Q&A, active participation in the lectures/tutorials, role play, oral presentation and language games, etc.) (LO 1, 2, 3) 10%
Homework (watch Cantonese movies, listen to Cantonese songs, write some scripts for role play, and translate Cantonese into Mandarin or translate Mandarin into Cantonese, etc. Weekly homework is compulsory. Late submission is not permitted without prior permission.) (LO 2,) 10%
Mid-semester oral test (2 minute conversation for daily use- to be recorded.) (LO 3,) 25%
End-of-semester oral test (two people must role play for five minutes- to be recorded) (LO 1, 3, 4) 25%
End-of-semester written test (translate Mandarin into Cantonese or Cantonese into Mandarin, in order to be able to understand popular culture in Hong Kong and Guangdong.) (LO 1, 2, 4) 30%
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Workload130 hours over the semester, including in-class time and independent study.
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9977||23 Jul 2018||30 Jul 2018||31 Aug 2018||26 Oct 2018||In Person||N/A|