• 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 UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Xiao Min Yu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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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. 

Learning Outcomes

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.

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

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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Workload

130 hours over the semester, including in-class time and independent study. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHIN2024 Cantonese 1, or receive permission from the convenor. Incompatible with CHIN6202.

Majors

Minors

Fees

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:
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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
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 Class Summary
9977 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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