• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Chinese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Wen Jiang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This is an intermediate level Chinese language course, following on from Standard Modern Chinese 2. This course is designed to cover the main grammatical points of Standard Modern Chinese language as well as enlarging students' vocabulary which will raise students' linguistic competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking modern Chinese. It aims at laying a solid foundation for more advanced Chinese language study in the third year and beyond.
In addition to the coverage of the textbook, the course will also utilize other textual and audio / visual materials so that students can also learn about aspects of Chinese culture, history, and society.

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 Standard Modern Chinese to:

1. Use an active vocabulary of about 1,600 items
2. Recognise and use phrase and sentence structures to discuss and write passages on a range of non-technical topics, and to read short authentic non-technical texts, with a general awareness of how the features of written Chinese differ from their oral equivalents.
3. Communicate in speaking and writing on such topics as making suggestions, giving gifts, and hobbies.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of aspects of Chinese culture and society, such as Chinese martial arts.

Other Information

Proficiency level: completion of this course is roughly equivalent to HSK 3.

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

Indicative Assessment

Preparation, participation and contribution - 5% LOs 1, 2, 3, 4

Take-home weekly assignments - 10% LOs 1, 2, 3

Mid-semester Written Test - 15% LOs 1, 2, 3, 4

Listening Tests - 20% (2 tests, 10% each) LOs 1, 2, 4

Speaking Tests - 20% (2 tests, 10% each) LOs 1, 2, 3, 4

Final Written Exam - 30% LOs 1, 2, 4

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Five contact hours per week. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHIN6022 and CHIN6023 or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Chinese language placement test. Incompatible with CHIN3020.



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
2018 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

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
2238 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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