• 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 Second Semester 2018
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This is an intermediate level Chinese language course, following on from Modern Chinese 3.  This course is designed to cover the remaining essential grammatical points of Standard Modern Chinese language before moving on to a higher-intermediate level which will focus on the written style.  This course will help students to raise students' linguistic competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking in Standard modern Chinese. It aims at laying a solid foundation for more advanced Chinese language study
In addition to the coverage of the textbook, the course will also utilize other textual and audio / visual materials so that students can learn more 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 an Intermediate level of Standard Modern Chinese to:

1. Apply the remaining essential grammatical structures of Modern Chinese with fluency.
2. Use an active vocabulary of about 2,500 items.
3. Recognise and use phrase and sentence structures to discuss and write extended passages on a wide range of non-technical topics, and to read short authentic non-technical texts, with a precise awareness of how the features of written Chinese differ from their oral equivalents.
4. Communicate with a degree of spontaneity and confidence on such topics as women's issues and education in China.
5. Display an understanding of aspects of Chinese culture and society, such as Chinese ways of expressing relationships and love. 

Other Information

Proficiency level: completion of this course is roughly equivalent to HSK 4.

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, 5

Take-home weekly assignments - 10% LOs 1, 2, 3, 5

Writing Tests - 10% (2 tests, 5% each) LOs 1, 2, 3, 5

Listening Tests - 20% (2 tests, 10% each) LOs 2, 5

Speaking Tests - 20% (2 tests, 10% each) LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Final Exam - 35% LOs 1, 2, 3, 5

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Five contact hours per week plus homework and self-study time.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed CHIN6520 or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Chinese language placement test. Incompatible with CHIN3021.



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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7235 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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